Yahoo is flooded with complaints of various outages across the network wreaking havoc on individuals and small businesses.
Yahoo is letting users put themselves on a waiting list for long-ago claimed email addresses, like firstname.lastname@example.org.
LinkedIn Rolls Out Address Book and Calendar Management App (SocialTimes)
LinkedIn Thursday launched a feature that imports a user’s email interactions and calendars and syncs them with his or her LinkedIn contacts. LinkedIn Contacts aggregates the user’s address books, emails, and calendars and keeps them up to date on the site. The user’s most recent email interactions and calendared meetings with each of his or her LinkedIn contacts appear on that person’s profile page.
In its second laundry list of product closures since Marissa Mayer began her effort to turn the company around, Yahoo announced today that it would close some of its Mail and Messenger apps for feature phones and older versions of its desktop Mail app.
SEC: Social Networks are Safe Place to Make Corporate Disclosures (SocialTimes)
The Securities and Exchange Commission has given the green light for companies to use social networks instead of press releases to disclose business information as long as investors have been notified which network will be used. The ruling clarifies confusion about how communications over social media were affected by Regulation FD, which requires companies to make disclosures about their performance in a publicly available format.
The AllFacebook Guide to Super Bowl XLVII (AllFacebook)
On Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens will meet in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII — a topic already hugely popular on Facebook. The 49ers, led by quarterback Colin Kaepernick, are the most-talked-about team on the social network by far. However, the two fan bases have a few things in common on Facebook.
BlackRock Offers to Buy Twitter Stock (The Wall Street Journal)
Investment-management giant BlackRock has offered to buy around $80 million of Twitter stock in a transaction that would value the short-messaging service at more than $9 billion, according to people familiar with the deal. Some of the people said BlackRock’s offer is to purchase Twitter stock from some of the company’s early employees, and perhaps from others.