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Editor’s Note: Encyclo has not been regularly updated since August 2014, so information posted here is likely to be out of date and may be no longer accurate. It’s best used as a snapshot of the media landscape at that point in time.

is an aggregator of news from major media outlets, though it produces some original content of its own.

Yahoo News is the , with more than 88 million unique visitors in the month of April 2011. Yahoo, the search engine, web portal, and parent of Yahoo News, is the overall. As of 2012, it was the , including news, finance, sports, and entertainment.

Yahoo News uses a of computer algorithms and human editing to determine its news aggregation. The site has longtime with the Associated Press and other news wires.

Yahoo also has made agreements with other news organizations, including an with ABC News formed in 2011, along with a  with the McClatchy newspaper chain and the NGO newsgatherer OneWorld.net. In 2013, it with Conde Nast and WWE and announced it would produce several web shows. As of 2012, the videos co-produced by ABC and Yahoo of the general news videos watched online. It has also bought other news-related companies, such as the news aggregator in 2007 and the online content producer  (since ), social sports site in 2010, and contextual mobile app in 2014.

Yahoo produces some of its own news content. In 2006 it the citizen journalism site . It also hired numerous columns and bloggers for specialty sites like and , which is the on the web. In 2013, it as its global anchor and  to headline its expanded tech coverage. It also as an investigative reporter.

Yahoo also runs a video newsmagazine program initially called The Insider, but in 2013. The show is distributed through CBS.

In 2009 and 2010, Yahoo began making a similar push into original content in Yahoo News, , opening a Washington bureau, and launching The Upshot network of blogs, covering politics, national affairs, media, and foreign policy. Yahoo said its blogs generated more than in February 2011. In 2013, Yahoo was from original content in favor of user-generated material.

In 2013, Yahoo , with plans to fold it and incorporate its algorithm into its mobile technology. Summly ended up becoming the foundation for , a twice-daily news app introduced in 2014.

In 2006, Yahoo began a local advertising partnership with seven newspaper companies then known as . The Consortium began with an agreement with MediaNews and Belo newspapers and now 30 newspaper companies representing nearly 800 newspapers. The allowed Yahoo to sell national advertising across the papers’ websites and allowed the papers to use Yahoo search and share its ad revenue. Yahoo also had an advertising agreement with , covering all of its publishing and broadcast properties.

The Consortium went into hiatus after 2011, then was as the Local Media Consortium, but no longer with an exclusive partnership with Yahoo. In 2014, the Consortium signed a partnership with Google.

Part of the Consortium arrangement had involved newspapers’ ability to use Yahoo’s HotJobs to power local classified ads. Yahoo sold HotJobs to the job-search site Monster in February 2010, but it that they would be able to continue working with HotJobs after the sale.

Yahoo onto its website in September 2011, with activating the integrated features within two months. In November 2011, it launched , a personalized news app for the iPad. The app was commonly at its launch. Livestand was in May 2012.

Yahoo in 2013 to emphasize , adding a personalized scrolling news feed that . It also later that year.

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