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Yahoo News originated as an internet-based news aggregator by Yahoo. Articles originally came from news services such as Associated Press, Reuters, Fox News, ABC News, USA Today, CNN.com, BBC News and etc.
In 2001, Yahoo News launched the first "most-emailed" page on the web. It was a well-received innovative idea, expanding on how computers could be used to do things in a society.
Yahoo allowed comments for news articles until December 19, 2006, when commentary was disabled. Comments were re-enabled on March 2, 2010. Comments were temporarily disabled between December 10, 2011, and December 15, 2011, due to glitches.
In June 2011, Yahoo News was rebuilt using an internal content management system called the Yahoo Publishing Platform. The same platform now powers Yahoo News in the following regions and languages: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, English, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Spanish (US), English (US), Venezuela, Hong Kong, English (India), Marathi, Tamil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
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.
Yahoo! Celebrity as omg! debuted in June 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 January, 2014 it was announced that CBS Television Distribution was to revert the name change back to The Insider while omg! changes its name to Yahoo! Celebrity.
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