Verizon has announced that it's selling its Verizon Media division, which is comprised of Yahoo and AOL. The deal is worth $5 billion for a 90% stake in the company, with Verizon keeping 10%.
The report claims that Google's deal with Apple to make it the default search engine on Safari creates a barrier for expansion for competing offerings; suggests mitigating this 'monopoly' in two ways.
Verizon's Yahoo Mobile offers unlimited phone plan with mobile hotspot capped at 5Mbps for $39.99 per month. The new wireless service is available in the U.S. starting today on iOS and Android.
The creator of the cut, copy, and paste functions, Larry Tesler, died on Monday at the age of 74 according to one of his previous employers, Xerox. He also worked at Apple, Amazon and Yahoo!.
Mozilla now lets you add custom search engines in the nightly version of Firefox Preview for Android. The firm added some pre-defined engines such as Ecosia but also lets you add new ones.
As per an announcement made today, SoftBank-owned Yahoo! Japan - now known as Z Holdings Corporation - will soon be merged with LINE Corp., a subsidiary of NAVER, to form a new joint company.
WordPress.com owner Automattic is picking up Tumblr from Verizon, for a reported price of less than $20 million, a sharp decline in Tumblr's value since Yahoo bought it for $1.1 billion.
Verizon is reportedly looking to sell micro-blogging site Tumblr as it struggles to improve the finances of its Oath family of media properties, which comprise Yahoo and AOL. No deal is in sight yet.
Flickr users are now free from the Yahoo ID-exclusive login system of the service, thanks to its acquisition by SmugMug in April of last year. The new login method will roll out to more users shortly.
Microsoft and Verizon Media have expanded their partnership, under which Yahoo's search ads will be served by Bing Ads. An increase in clicks of 10% to 15% is expected in the U.S. under the alliance.
In its bid to avoid going to trial, Yahoo has agreed to pay $50 million in restitution to the approximately 200 million users hit by its biggest security breach that occurred in 2013 and 2014.
Yahoo Together marks the internet service company's return to messaging after shutting down Yahoo Messenger in July. The focus of the new tool is to let you organize group messages into topics.
Staying true to its promise last year, Google has now stopped reading users' emails for personalization data but routinely lets third-party developers access them, raising concerns about privacy.
Yahoo is trying to increase the appeal of its Mail service by creating a lightweight version of its app optimized for Android Go as well as a new web app that's faster and easier to use.
Yahoo!'s nearly two decade old service will finally be shutting down next month. The company has also provided a way for users to download their chat history until the date of closure.
Yahoo today updated its estimation of the number of accounts affected by a 2013 leak to include all 3 billion users, up from 1 billion earlier, which was already considered the largest hack ever.
A recent study by security firm McAfee regarding celebrities that generate the most dangerous web results reveal Avril Lavigne at the top of the list, which is reportedly caused by free mp3 searches.
The move that caused an uproar among the net-neutrality proponents turned out to be a simple case of a deal winding down. The Verizon-owned Yahoo is required to kill all of its prior corporate deals.
As many as 1,000 people at Oath, the resulting entity of the AOL and Yahoo merger, will face job losses, representing just under 20% of the combined workforce. The stocks weren't impacted by the news.
Yahoo Mail app users on Windows 10 have begun receiving notifications, informing them that the app "will stop working after May 22", and directing them to check their email "in any web browser".
When Verizon completes its acquisition of Yahoo later this year, the plan is to merge the organization with AOL to create a new company called Oath. Will the Yahoo brand live on elsewhere?
From exploding headphones and expansive TVs, to Qualcomm branding quirks, Apple's Russian fix, Microsoft's Teams work, and a "two-OS world", it's our handy walkthrough of the week's top tech news.
The DoJ is looking to indict four people who were allegedly involved in at least one of the attacks that left hundreds of millions of Yahoo user accounts exposed. Three of them are living in Russia.
As part of Yahoo's sale to Verizon Communications, Marissa Mayer will step down as CEO, and will be compensated $23 million. The company will also be spun off, under a different name, and a new CEO.
Flickr has introduced new functionality that allows users to search for similar images to the one they're interested in. While a simple function, this relies on improvements in neural nets and AI.
Despite news of three major security fiascos, Verizon has confirmed its intention to proceed with its purchase of Yahoo albeit at $350 million below the company's former asking price.
From Nokia nostalgia and gaming galore, to Patch Tuesday problems, mobile unlimited, Brexit price hikes, Android updates, and the Pocket PC, it's our handy walkthrough of the week's top tech news.
Yahoo explained that the source code it uses to generate cookies was stolen, enabling "state-sponsored" parties to gain access to users' accounts through the use of "forged cookies".
Verizon's planned Yahoo acquisition has been delayed for several months, while the SEC has opened an investigation over whether Yahoo failed to promptly disclose details of two massive data breaches.
If Verizon closes its deal for Yahoo, the company will change its name to Altaba Inc and current CEO Marissa Mayer will resign. The deal has seen considerable road bumps since its inception.
From holo-wife and Evernote's no-no, to green Gates, Cortana everywhere, Surface savings, Android Lumias, and the end of the road for Google cars, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
After Yahoo disclosed details of another massive security breach this week, affecting up to a billion users, Verizon is said to be seriously considering if its $4.83bn acquisition is really worth it.
Yahoo has disclosed another severe data breach, which affected over a billion users. According to the company, the breach took place over three years ago, and is separate from September's disclosure.
Verizon might be looking to back out of its deal to purchase Yahoo! The company believes the recent revelations of Yahoo leaking user data on 500 million e-mail accounts will have a lasting impact.
Verizon is said to be seeking a $1bn discount on the $4.8bn it previously agreed to pay for Yahoo - but Yahoo is sticking to its guns and refusing to budge, saying a deal is a deal.
From Yahoo hoo-ha and Toyota's auto-bot, to Windows phone woes, Oculus magic, Paint reimagined, Edge updates, R.I.P. Nexus, and bye-bye Band, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
Yahoo has filed for a new patent involving billboards that are equipped with sensors, knowing what the target audience wants, and then serving them with more personalized advertisements.
According to a recent Reuters report, Yahoo received, and complied with, a 2015 request by government intelligence agencies to search all users' emails for specific information.
From hello, Allo and SKYP4LYF, to self-lacing sneakers, HP's ink indiscretion, Twitter takeover talk, Pro 3 problems, and crushing an iPhone, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
Verizon - which agreed to buy Yahoo's core business for $4.83bn - is 'evaluating' its interests, after Yahoo failed to mention its massive 2014 data breach, affecting 500m users, until this week.