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Verizon closes Yahoo deal, CEO Marissa Mayer resigns

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As of today, Verizon is officially the owner of Yahoo. Verizon has completed its acquisition of Yahoo Inc. for $4.5 billion, which coupled with AOL has a reach of more than 1 billion consumers. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is resigning after

Verizon plans to launch a streaming TV service soon

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Verizon is planning to use the post-merger AOL-Yahoo subsidiary as a platform to “test out an over-the-top service,” according to a report from Variety. Citing remarks, the Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam made at a telecom conference in Boston this week, the report

LeEco founder Jia Yueting steps down as CEO of Leshi

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LeEco’s founder Jia Yueting has stepped down as chief executive of Leshi Internet Information & Technology Corp Beijing at a time when the company is facing cash issues with rapid expansion plans. Jia will, however, retain his position as chairman, with the company’s

Yahoo makes its task management bot ‘Captain’ available on Facebook Messenger

Yahoo has launched its ‘Captain’ bot for Facebook Messenger now. Launched last month as a SMS-based bot assistant to help families stay organized. The bot helps manage lists and reminders for family members via text message. While developers generally build bots for messaging

Know more about Yahoo-AOL combination- Oath

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While Twitter went berserk with the nomenclature of  AOL-Yahoo merger entity-‘Oath’, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong stepped in to explain few Whats and Whys. In a big disappointment for some, you won’t see any Oath Mail or Oath Sports, dude. “The Oath

Yahoo-AOL merged entity to be called ‘Oath’; Marissa Mayer may not be part of it

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The next chapter of Verizon-Yahoo deal is starting with an Oath, quite literally. Verizon has announced that the combined entity of Yahoo and AOL will be named as ‘Oath’, once the $4.48 billion acquisition of the former is completed in this

US Govt charges Russian agents and hackers for Yahoo data breach

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The US government has charged two Russian intelligence officers for “computer hacking, economic espionage and other criminal offenses” in connection with the 2014 hacks that compromised about 500 million Yahoo user accounts. The Department of Justice announced that four people, including

Google’s AMP support now available for more than 1bn people in Asia Pacific

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Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), an open source initiative that aims to provide mobile-optimised content, will now be available for 1 billion people in Asia Pacific region. The tech giant has partnered with Yahoo Japan, Baidu, and Sogou which collectively

Flickr adds new feature to search images based on visual similarity

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Flickr now lets you search image that shares the same shape, composition, colour, or content category. Yes, Yahoo is updating Flickr with a new feature that allows users to search for images that are visually similar to a single given image.

Verizon snaps a $350mn discount on Yahoo deal, new price $4.48bn

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Yahoo’s disclosure of two massive data breaches that affected more than a billion users finally gets stamped as Verizon knocks off $350mn of the Yahoo’s original sale price that now stands at $4.48 billion. Interestingly, the two have also agreed

Verizon reportedly to close Yahoo acquisition with a $250mn discount

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Everyone knew this was coming. Verizon and Yahoo are closing their deal with a price tag that’s $250 million less than the $4.8 billion agreed upon last year, according to a Bloomberg report. Though the figure is smaller than what

Yahoo launches two new features on its mail app

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Despite various data breaches, delayed acquisition and a plethora of other difficulties facing Yahoo, the company is still trying to make it to the users by launching new features. Yahoo is rolling out new features on its Yahoo Mail app:

Yahoo beats Q4 earnings predictions and expectedly delays the closure of Verizon acquisition

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Beating Wall Street earnings expectations, Yahoo released its fourth quarter earnings results, generating $1.47 billion in revenue and earnings per share of $0.17. The analysts had expected the company to report $1.38 billion in revenue with earnings per share of

Throwback: Major Goof-Ups That 2016 Tasted

INDIA: What a year! Just when we thought Volkswagen has pulled off the most embarrassing and most

Yahoo reveals another massive breach affecting 1bn user accounts

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Breaking its own embarrassing record of security breaches, California-based Yahoo has disclosed yet another cyber-security breach

Yahoo admits it knew about the hack in 2014 itself

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In a not so surprising turn of events, Yahoo has admitted that some of its employees

New commenting tools for YouTube ensure better control over hate speech

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Regulating opinions and unwanted enticing comments has been a very difficult task for social media. The

Twitter may have lost it to its Chinese counterpart, Weibo

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Is Twitter going the Yahoo way? Firstly, nobody seems to be interested in buying the micro-blogging

Kids and criminals are masterminds of most breaches and not state sponsored actors

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These days whenever we hear about cyber-attacks or data breaches, the blame is very conveniently put

Verizon reportedly asking for $1 billion discount on Yahoo

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When Verizon signed a deal to buy Yahoo for $4.8 billion in July, it looked as