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Yahoo! Finance:
Rendering leaks of Fitbit's first smartwatch, coming fall; sources: it will have 1K-nit display, GPS, heart-rate tracking, touchless payments, Pandora streaming   —  Yahoo Finance has obtained photos of Fitbit's (FIT) first “proper” smartwatch and first-ever pair of bluetooth headphones due out this fall.
May 1, 2017, 1:06 PMIn context
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Filing shows Yahoo's Marissa Mayer is set to make about $186M from Verizon deal based on current stock value, from options, restricted units, and shares   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo shareholders will vote June 8 on whether to sell the company's internet businesses to Verizon Communications for $4.48 billion.
Apr 25, 2017, 12:30 PMIn context
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Yahoo beats expectations with $1.33B GAAP revenue in final quarter as an independent company, with Verizon sale “anticipated to complete in June”   —  Yahoo ($YHOO) reported its first-quarter earnings on Tuesday, revealing that it generated $1.37 billion in revenue, a 26 percent increase …
Apr 18, 2017, 4:35 PMIn context
Yahoo! Finance:
Sources: Fitbit's first “proper” smartwatch and pair of Bluetooth headphones slated to arrive this fall after delays due to problems with GPS and waterproofing   —  Fitbit's (FIT) first “proper” smartwatch and first-ever pair of bluetooth headphones are due out this fall after a series …
Apr 11, 2017, 2:55 PMIn context
The Verge:
Verizon is primed to become ad-tracking giant and take full advantage of an impotent FCC, using consumer data without permission, as it's done with supercookies   —  Zombie adtech is coming to kill Google  —  Two seemingly unrelated things happened Monday that actually point directly at the future of the internet:
Apr 5, 2017, 1:40 PMIn context
New York Times:
The digital media division of Verizon, which will include Yahoo, AOL, and The Huffington Post after the Yahoo deal closes, will be named Oath   —  Oath?  Oof.  —  That was largely the reaction on Monday to the news that Verizon plans to house two giants of the early days of the internet, AOL and Yahoo, under the new name Oath.
Apr 4, 2017, 11:55 AMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: Marissa Mayer will not be part of Verizon's AOL-Yahoo combined company Oath, which will be led by AOL CEO Tim Armstrong   —  The Yahoo CEO is on her way out, say sources, which is really no surprise.  —  According to sources, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will not be continuing …
Apr 3, 2017, 5:30 PMIn context
Business Insider:
AOL and Yahoo plan to call themselves by a new name after the Verizon deal closes: Oath   —  When Verizon merges Yahoo with AOL after its acquisition of Yahoo closes, the newly created division will get a new name.  —  That new name is Oath, sources tell Business Insider.
Apr 3, 2017, 3:35 PMIn context
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Founder Andy Baio relaunches Upcoming.org, his site for finding local events and organizing impromptu gatherings, four years after Yahoo shut it down   —  Before events were posted on Facebook, the place to find social activities on the internet (back in the early 2000s) was Upcoming.org.
Apr 1, 2017, 6:25 PMIn context
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
FBI says Yahoo hack likely began with a spear phishing email to a “semi-privileged” Yahoo employee   —  Unwitting sysadmin or other employee was conned out of credentials, FBI theorizes.  —  SAN FRANCISCO—The indictment unsealed Wednesday by US authorities against two agents …
Mar 15, 2017, 9:00 PMIn context

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