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Ainsley O'Connell / Fast Company:
Inside Verizon's efforts to build a multi-billion dollar media business that can challenge new media giants like Netflix, and why it is vying to buy Yahoo   —  The telecom giant, which is in talks to acquire Yahoo, wants a piece of the digital content revolution.
May 29, 2016, 7:40 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Verizon and others are expected to bid $2B to $3B for Yahoo's core business, less than $4B to $8B figure reported earlier   —  Most of previous bids for core business came in the range of $4 billion and $8 billion; bids are due first week of June  —  Verizon Communications Inc …
May 19, 2016, 11:30 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: group led by Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert, backed by Warren Buffet, and advised by former senior Yahoo executives bids for Yahoo   —  Former execs Dan Rosensweig and Tim Cadogan are also helping in the Yahoo sweepstakes.  —  Apparently, once you bleed purple, you never stop.
May 14, 2016, 3:10 PMIn context
Ethan Baron / Mercury News:
Bay Area tech layoffs more than doubled in first four months of 2016 to 3,135 compared to same period in 2015   —  In yet another sign of a slowdown in the booming Bay Area economy, tech layoffs more than doubled in the first four months of this year compared to the same period last year.
May 12, 2016, 10:05 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Tumblr launches Labs, an opt-in way to test experimental features; initial set includes themed posts, scheduling, and more   —  Yahoo-owned blogging platform Tumblr quietly launched a new program today called Tumblr Labsthat will allow users to opt-in to testing out new and experimental features on the site.
May 10, 2016, 11:00 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Sources: second round of bidders in Yahoo sale have begun all-day meetings; Mayer playing a more active role as initial recalcitrance regarding sale has faded   —  It's time for the real deal to emerge.  —  The second round of bidders in the sale of Yahoo have begun holding all-day meetings …
May 9, 2016, 5:30 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Following highly publicized report of 272M email credentials for sale in Russia, Mail.ru and Google both say 98%+ of credentials on their services are invalid   —  Garbage in, garbage out: Why Ars ignored this week's massive password breach  —  When a script kiddie sells 272 million accounts for $1, be very, very skeptical.
May 7, 2016, 2:15 AMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
AT&T ends 15-year hosting deal with Yahoo, estimated to bring in $100M revenue per year for Yahoo, awards contract to Synacor   —  AT&T Unwinds 15-Year Web Alliance With Yahoo  —  Companies had split ad revenue from AT&T site  —  AT&T Inc. is unwinding a 15-year partnership with Yahoo Inc …
May 4, 2016, 6:55 PMIn context
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Security expert says 272.3M email credentials being traded in Russian underworld: 57M Mail.ru, 40M Yahoo, 33M Hotmail, and 24M Gmail   —  Exclusive: Big data breaches found at major email services - expert  —  Hundreds of millions of hacked usernames and passwords for email accounts …
May 4, 2016, 10:35 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
A history of Marissa Mayer's tenure at Yahoo, and why her efforts haven't been enough to turn the company around   —  Yahoo's $8 Billion Black Hole  —  These moves haven't mollified investors.  In March, Starboard Value, which once got the board of Darden Restaurants replaced by …
Apr 30, 2016, 9:10 PMIn context

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