Verizon is getting ready to announce its purchase of struggling company Yahoo by Monday, according to sources close to the matter. It will take over the company's core business for $5 billion.
Avast Software recently announced that it will acquire its rival AVG Technologies for $1.3 billion. The two companies are known for offering internet security products like antivirus software.
Less than five months after it went on sale, Microsoft has slashed 25% off the Lumia 650 in the UK, reducing it to £119.99 SIM-free; and by an even chunkier 35% in Ireland, bringing it down to €149.
Pidgin is an easy to use and free chat client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and more chat networks all at once. It can support many more with plugins.
Yahoo has put 3,000 patents up for auction as a part of its plans to sell its core web search and advertising businesses. The patents are expected to fetch more than $1 billion.
Microsoft has again reduced the prices of its Windows 10 Mobile flagships. Along with what appears to be a permanent 17% price cut, buyers can also get a free Display Dock and Office 365 Personal sub.
Microblogging site Tumblr was the subject of a data breach back in 2013. The company claimed it affected 'a set' of users. An analysis shows that 'set' was actually over 60 million passwords.
New details have emerged on Microsoft's plans for the mobile market. In a leaked memo, it says it will only offer its future Windows 10 Mobile devices in 18 markets, primarily targeting businesses.
A new report from Japan suggests that Nintendo is working on a second new console, dubbed MH. This device is believed to be either a new handheld or some other form of mobile gaming device.
Microsoft has reduced its Lumia range but there are plenty of other devices out there with its mobile OS, and not just phones. Join us for a look at the handsets and tablets running Windows 10 Mobile.
The search engine market share for April 2016 is now available, showing that Bing is slowly creeping up on Google's domination of the market, taking away 0.2% from the search giant in a month.
From Edge extensions and edge-to-edge desktops, to web TV, Android One more time, Universal delights, and Samsung's sucky SmartThings security, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
Various email providers who were allegedly affected by a data breach that was supposed to have exposed over 272 million account credentials now claim that over 98% of these were bogus.
User account details for millions of email accounts from popular services have been leaked. High-profile services such as Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail and Mail.ru are affected.
40 scared passengers refused to fly on a Qantas airliner that had been temporarily grounded, after a Wi-Fi hotspot was discovered with the name 'Mobile Detonation Device', sparking a security scare.
While North America buyers get a free Lumia 950 when they buy the 950 XL, Microsoft UK is offering £40 off the 950 - plus an additional free year of Office 365 - with purchases of its Surface devices.
There is yet more interest in ailing search giant Yahoo. Today, it's the turn of British tabloid newspaper Daily Mail, who is considering purchasing Sunnyvale company.
Verizon will reportedly bid for Yahoo's core business next week, valuing it below $8bn. Google is also said to be considering a bid, but Microsoft is unlikely to offer more than a 'token investment'.
There's a lot of juicy bits for the future of Windows app development and the Windows Store, and we've also rounded up the usual news about app updates, new arrivals, and the things to come.
Chelsea Manning has been allowed to receive Internet articles which the US Army had previously banned her from receiving. The EFF is still concerned about restrictions on internet content inmates get.
A new report shows that Microsoft may be interested in backing bids to buy Yahoo. It is no secret that the firm's core business is for sale, and the two companies have had a longstanding partnership.
A new proposal has been submitted to the Internet Engineering Task Force. It aims to secure email by sending messages over a secure connection. The proposal has support from tech firms such as Google.
Microsoft's Qi Lu is said to have campaigned within the company for the acquisition of messaging platform Slack for up to $8 billion - but MS CEO Satya Nadella was reportedly against the idea.
In an escalating battle with Brazilian authorities, a Facebook Latin American VP was arrested following WhatsApp's non-compliance with demands for user data as part of a criminal investigation.
The UK's proposed Investigatory Powers Bill would make companies like Apple provide a backdoor in their products. To make things worse, the companies who do this would be subject to a gagging clause.