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Ptch Movie Making App Finds New Home At Yahoo
2013-12-04 11:05:37

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Yahoo! announced its latest acquisition on Tuesday. The media portal and web directory acquired Ptch, a startup that developed a mobile app that allows users to combine photos and videos on mobile handsets to create mini-movies. Ptch was incubated by DreamWorks Animation and was positioned as a social media application to allow users to create very stylized short videos. The app enables users to remix the videos with effects and music,...

Yahoo Buys SkyPhrase
2013-12-03 09:02:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Yahoo announced on Monday that it has acquired SkyPhrase, a natural language software startup that makes human speech more recognizable to computers. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, however. The move could help Yahoo incorporate speech recognition into its user queries and commands across Yahoo’s product line. A spokeswoman for Yahoo said SkyPhrase’s team of four will join its New York City-based Yahoo...

French Court Orders Search Engines To Block Piracy Sites
2013-12-02 11:07:19

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Web surfers seeking pirated video content may soon have to look beyond Google, Yahoo and Microsoft’s Bing to find their illicit wares. On Monday, the High Court of Paris ordered Google, Microsoft and Yahoo to block 16 video-streaming websites from their respective search results. Several Internet service providers were also ordered to block the sites as well. This case, which has been in the courts since 2011, was brought by five...

2013-11-20 23:23:43

Gain better insights through faster data access with Yahoo! and Google integration, all in real-time and on your mobile devices. New York, NY (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 AMP Technologies unveils its latest game changing release – San Francisco. In this release, real-estate users will experience a cleaner UI with better typography, much tighter integration with Yahoo! and Google, and get access to data much faster. This game changing release allows real estate users right from Property...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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