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Yahoo! News is a news website that originated as an internet-based news aggregator by Yahoo!. The site was created by a Yahoo! software engineer named Brad Clawsie in August 1996. Articles originally came from news services such as the Associated Press, Reuters, Fox News, Al Jazeera, ABC News, USA Today , CNN and BBC News.
In 2001, Yahoo! News launched the first "most-emailed" page on the web. It was well-received as an innovative idea, expanding people's understanding of the impact that online news sources have on news consumption.Yahoo allowed comments for news articles until December 19, 2006, when commentary was disabled. Comments were re-enabled on March 2, 2010.
By 2011, Yahoo had expanded its focus to include original content, as part of its plans to become a major media organization.Veteran journalists (including Walter Shapiro and Virginia Heffernan) were hired, while the website had a correspondent in the White House press corps for the first time in February 2012. An Amazon-owned marketing data collection company (Alexa) claimed Yahoo! News one of the world's top news sites, at this point. Plans were made to add a Twitter feed. In November, 2013, Yahoo hired former Today Show and CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric as Global Anchor of Yahoo! News. She left in 2017.
Yahoo! Celebrity (as omg!) debuted on June 12, 2007,with little fanfare, with the original press release being published on Yahoo!'s corporate blog. Upon launch, MediaWeek reported that Yahoo is hoping to skew more toward a female demographic with omg!, and that Unilever, Pepsi, and Axiata (Celcom & XL) will be the sole official sponsors of the website. Due to heavy publicity on Yahoo's front page and with its partnerships, readership took off, with four million readers logging on to omg! in the first 19 days alone. As of autumn 2007, omg! registered over eight million readers a month, and is the second most-read gossip website in the United States, ahead of People and behind TMZ.com.
In December 2012, Yahoo! reached a deal with CBS Television Distribution to cross-promote its Entertainment Tonight spin-off The Insider with omg!, re-branding the show as omg! Insider .In January 2014 it was announced that CBS Television Distribution was to revert the name change back to The Insider while omg! would become Yahoo! Celebrity.
Yahoo! developed an application that collects the most-read news stories from different categories for iOS and Android. The app was one of the winners of 2014 Apple Design Awards.
As of January 2019, Yahoo! News ranked sixth among global news sites, ahead of Fox News and behind CNN, according to Alexa.
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The Superficial was a website devoted to celebrity gossip. It was founded on May 23, 2004, and quickly grew in popularity. The Superficial was a part of Anticlown Media, along with other sites such as IWatchStuff.com and Geekologie.com. The website was controversial due to its satirical, often derogatory content. The site was updated several times a day and had an Alexa traffic ranking of 1,099 within the United States as of June 23, 2012. It was named one of the five best celebrity news websites by Steve Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.
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Katie was an American talk show that aired in syndication from September 10, 2012 to July 30, 2014. It was hosted by former ABC News and Yahoo News correspondent Katie Couric. It premiered on September 10, 2012, with the second season debut on September 9, 2013. On December 19, 2013, Disney–ABC Domestic Television and Katie Couric mutually agreed to cancel the show. The last show was taped on June 12, 2014 and the series finale aired on July 30, 2014.
Mary Murphy is an American television personality, print journalist and author. She is an on-air correspondent for The Insider and a news producer at Entertainment Tonight. Murphy is also a senior lecturer at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. She is a contributor to the Los Angeles Times Magazine, USA Weekend Magazine, the New York Post and The Hollywood Reporter. Murphy has been on the staff of the Los Angeles Times and New York, Esquire, and TV Guide Magazines.
Jonathan David LaPook is an American board-certified physician in internal medicine and gastroenterology who is the Chief Medical Correspondent for CBS News. Named the Mebane Professor of Gastroenterology in 2013, he is Professor of Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center and has an active medical practice in New York City. He joined CBS News in 2006.
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