Tag Archives: Yahoo

Court Tosses Carter Page’s Suit Against Yahoo News

The Associated Press reports: A New York judge has tossed out a defamation lawsuit brought by a former adviser to President Donald Trump against a media company. Federal Judge Lorna Schofield said Tuesday that the lawsuit against Oath Inc. over a September 2016 Yahoo News article lacked sufficient factual allegations to proceed toward trial. Page filed the lawsuit in Manhattan …

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REPORT: Yahoo + AOL = “Oath”

Business Insider reports: When Verizon merges Yahoo with AOL after its acquisition of Yahoo closes, the newly created division will get a new name. And that new name is “Oath,” sources tell Business Insider. In a deal that was first announced last July, Verizon will acquire Yahoo’s core internet business for about $4.83 billion in cash. Yahoo will then be …

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DOJ Indicts Two Russian Spies In Connection With 2014 Hacking Of 500 Million Yahoo User Accounts [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: The Justice Department announced Wednesday the indictments of two Russian spies and two criminal hackers in connection with the heist of 500 million Yahoo user accounts in 2014, marking the first U.S. criminal cyber charges ever against Russian government officials. The indictments target two members of the Russian intelligence agency FSB, and two hackers hired by …

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Yahoo Confirms 500 Million Hacked Accounts

Via Reuters: Yahoo Inc said on Thursday information associated with at least 500 million user accounts was stolen from its network in 2014 by what it believed was a “state-sponsored actor.” The data stolen may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth and hashed passwords but may not have included unprotected passwords, payment card data or bank …

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Verizon Buys Yahoo For “Chump Change”

Fortune calls it the “saddest $5B deal in tech history.” They write: Yahoo was once the king of the Internet, a $125 billion behemoth as big in its time as Facebook or Google are today. Now it’s being sold to Verizon for comparative chump change. On Monday morning, Yahoo is expected to announce the end of the long process to …

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Tech Industry Coalition Issues Statement Calling For Full Federal LGBT Rights

In response to the ongoing RFRA battles, a coalition of over 100 major tech industry corporations has issued a joint statement calling for full federal LGBT anti-discrimination protections. The values of diversity, fairness and equality are central to our industry. These values fuel creativity and inspiration, and those in turn make the U.S. technology sector the most admired in the …

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Jason Collins Signs With Yahoo Sports

Outsports has the announcement from Yahoo: At Yahoo Sports, we’re always look to guide our readers to the best, most relevant, original content we can. And today I’m happy to welcome the latest addition to our lineup, former NBA player Jason Collins. Jason will provide original video programming for the Yahoo Sports studio including basketball analysis for both the upcoming …

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Nate Silver Compiles Prop 8 Donations By Staffers At Major Silicon Valley Companies

Using a Los Angeles Times database of donations to the 2008 Proposition 8 campaign, stats guru Nate Silver has compiled a list of how the staffers of major Silicon Valley tech companies weighed in with their wallets. The list includes Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Cisco Systems, Apple, Google, Sun Microsystems, eBay, Oracle, Yahoo, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Symantec. I limited the …

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Yahoo Buys Tumblr

The New York Times reports: The board of Yahoo, the faded Web pioneer, agreed on Sunday to buy the popular blogging service Tumblr for about $1.1 billion in cash, the companies announced Monday, a signal of how the company plans to reposition itself as the technology industry makes a headlong rush into social media. The deal would be the largest …

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Thursday 10pm: ABC News To Host Romney Speech Reaction Webcast

Tomorrow night after the conclusion of Mitt Romney’s RNC acceptance speech, I’ll be participating in a live webcast sponsored by ABC News Digital. The moderator will be former GLAAD executive director Joan Garry. The discussion will be hosted on Google+ and live-streamed on YouTube and Yahoo. I’m not yet familiar with the other panelists and haven’t looked at how Google …

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Top Google Exec Named Yahoo CEO

Yahoo went fishing in the executive offices of rival Google for their new CEO. The appointment of Marissa Mayer, who was employee No. 20 at Google and was one of the few public faces of the company, is considered a surprising coup for Yahoo, which has struggled in recent years to attract top flight talent in its battle with competitors …

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Your Unique Value

It looks like you’re worth about $18/month to Google. Or is per year? Confusing. I’m also not sure where the Twitter revenue even comes from. (Via – Business Insider)

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Search Engine “Death Penalty” For Sen. Kay Hutchinson (R-TX)

Sen. Kay Hutchinson (R-TX) is running for Texas governor against incumbent Rick Perry and her campaign staff thought it was a good idea to embed thousands of invisible search term meta-tags on her campaign site, including “rick perry gay.” Oh, hilarious! The folks at Google and Yahoo didn’t like that so much and have given Hutchinson the “death penalty,” completely …

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Yahoo Pulls Plug On GeoCities

Remember ten years ago when Yahoo! paid $4.6 billion for GeoCities? A posting on a Yahoo help page for GeoCities on Thursday said the service was no longer accepting new customers and that it will be closing later this year, with more details about how individuals can save their data coming this summer. The move comes a few days after …

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Microsoft Bids For Yahoo

Microsoft has made a $44B bid for Yahoo!, which has been struggling of late and is set to lay off over 1000 employees. Microsoft said the booming online advertising market “is increasingly dominated by one player” — a reference to Google — and suggested that with Yahoo under its wing it could better compete in the bonanza. Online advertising sales …

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Microhoo?

Microsoft and Yahoo! are in merger talks, with Microsoft reportedly prepared to offer $50 billion for Yahoo, in a move seen as a challenge to Google’s dominance of internet advertising. Last month Google further entrenched at the pole position when it purchased branded placement experts DoubleClick for $3.1 billion. A merged Microsoft/Yahoo would still trail Google in search market share, …

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