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Ellen Huet / Bloomberg:
Ad tech startup Media.net, which powers contextual ads offered by Yahoo, sells to group of Chinese investors for $900M   —  The startup, which powers contextual ads offered by Yahoo! and Microsoft's Bing, plans a move akin to a reverse merger that would make it a public company in China.
Aug 22, 2016, 11:20 AMIn context
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Source: Arianna Huffington is leaving the Huffington Post because Verizon's acquisition of Yahoo threatened her website's status as a dominant property   —  Arianna Huffington surprised the media world this morning when she announced that she was leaving the Huffington Post, one of the most powerful properties in digital publishing.
Aug 11, 2016, 11:15 AMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Hulu phases out its own free streaming service, inks deal with Yahoo to provide TV episodes to Yahoo View, Yahoo's new ad-supported TV streaming site   —  Hulu inks deal with Yahoo to provide free, ad-supported episodes of TV shows  —  Hulu is moving to an all-subscription model …
Aug 8, 2016, 10:50 AMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Hacker known as Peace is selling a dump of alleged user credentials for 200M+ Yahoo accounts from 2012 for 3 BTC; Yahoo is investigating   —  A notorious cybercriminal is advertising 200 million of alleged Yahoo user credentials on the dark web, and the company has said it is “aware” …
Aug 2, 2016, 5:25 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Verizon buys Fleetmatics, provider of SaaS GPS and logistics products, for $2.4B in cash   —  Hot off the heels of its acquisition of Yahoo last week for $4.8 billion, today Verizon announced another huge purchase: it's buying Fleetmatics, a telematics company based out of Dublin, Ireland …
Aug 1, 2016, 12:00 PMIn context
David Gelles / New York Times:
Verizon's goal with Yahoo and AOL: compete with Google and Facebook in digital advertising by sharing data on its wireless customers with advertisers   —  Verizon Communications' $4.83 billion acquisition of Yahoo has the technology cognoscenti scratching their heads.
Jul 31, 2016, 1:55 AMIn context
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Verizon Q2 misses on declining sales of $30.5B, beats with EPS of $0.94   —  Verizon yesterday announced a landmark deal to purchase Yahoo's core business for $4.83 billion, but judging from its just-released second quarter earnings report, the telecom giant continues to feel the pressure of declines in its legacy business.
Jul 26, 2016, 10:00 AMIn context
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
With Yahoo buy, Verizon hopes to stay competitive in digital ad market   —  After months of rumors, Verizon announced Monday that it is buying Yahoo's core business for $4.83 billion in a deal designed to make Verizon competitive as a global mobile media and digital advertising company.
Jul 25, 2016, 3:05 PMIn context
Ainsley O'Connell / Fast Company:
Verizon EVP Walden on reasons for Yahoo deal: need for ad inventory and quick audience growth to fuel media empire ambitions, 600M monthly mobile users, more   —  Verizon EVP Marni Walden explains why Verizon just paid $4.8 billion for Yahoo.  One big reason?  Yahoo's 600 million monthly mobile users.
Jul 25, 2016, 1:55 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Interview with AOL's Tim Armstrong on why he pushed Verizon to buy Yahoo, integration between the companies, and Mayer's probable departure   —  The new majordomo of the combined unit says there's new structure to come  —  Today, in an interview after the deal that everyone knew was coming …
Jul 25, 2016, 12:45 PMIn context

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