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Brian Feldman / New York Magazine:
Tumblr's uncertain future demonstrates the difficulty of monetizing internet culture, as do the fortunes of Twitter, Reddit, 4chan, and even YouTube   —  Earlier this month, Verizon completed its acquisition of Yahoo, incorporating the internet-portal pioneer's slate of brands under a new umbrella corporation named, ominously, Oath.
Jul 2, 2017, 11:55 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Mail rolls out a rebuilt, redesigned service for its 225M MAUs, including ad-free option with customer support for $3.49/month or $1/month for mobile-only   —  Following its Verizon acquisition, Yahoo today is rolling out a revamped and rebuilt Mail application for its 225 million monthly active users.
Jun 27, 2017, 12:15 PMIn context
Abhimanyu Ghoshal / The Next Web:
Yahoo's News Digest app, which delivered news updates twice daily, to shut down June 30   —  Under former CEO Marissa Mayer, Yahoo failed to build anything truly exciting over the past five years - except for a single truly notable app, Yahoo News Digest.  Now, under the reign of its new owner Verizon …
Jun 22, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Mozilla's privacy-focused Firefox Focus web browser for Android blocks ad trackers and can erase your browsing history, but lacks tabs and uses Yahoo search   —  Late last year, Firefox introduced a new,private web browser for iPhone, called Firefox Focus.  The browser by default blocks ad trackers …
Jun 20, 2017, 9:55 AMIn context
Mike Wheatley / SiliconANGLE:
Oath unveils Bullet, an open source general-purpose query engine for streaming data   —  Yahoo Inc. probably hasn't been given enough credit for its contributions to the open-source software community over the last couple of decades.  The company, which famously developed the Apache Hadoop software that's …
Jun 16, 2017, 7:20 AMIn context
JP Mangalindan / Yahoo! Finance:
Uber to be indefinitely governed by committee consisting of 14 executives who previously reported directly to Kalanick   —  With Uber CEO Travis Kalanick officially taking  —  a leave of absence, and his effective right-hand Emil Michael  —  gone from the company, the day-to-day duties …
Jun 14, 2017, 9:20 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Verizon officially closes the $4.5B Yahoo deal; combined assets form a Verizon unit called Oath led by Tim Armstrong, and Marissa Mayer steps down   —  Combined assets form Verizon unit called Oath led by Armstrong  —  Yahoo is renamed Altaba with Thomas McInerney named CEO
Jun 13, 2017, 11:20 AMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Sources: Verizon will cut about 15% of AOL-Yahoo staff, or as many as 2.1K jobs, after merger closes   —  The proportion of jobs being made redundant across AOL and Yahoo is around 15 percent globally, we have confirmed with our sources.  —  This shakes out to as many as 2,100 jobs being lost as part of the corporate merger.
Jun 8, 2017, 1:20 PMIn context
Matt Weinberger / Business Insider:
Yahoo shareholders officially approve $4.48B sale to Verizon; deal will close on June 13th   —  Yahoo's shareholders have officially approved the company's sale to Verizon for $4.48 billion.  The deal is expected to close Tuesday.  —  Once the deal closes, Yahoo and AOL will merge into a combined entity called “Oath.”
Jun 8, 2017, 12:48 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: after AOL and Yahoo merger closes, layoffs could reach 1,000 jobs, or under 20% of combined company   —  As the troubled deal is finally culminated, it's time for cuts.  —  According to sources, layoffs are expected to take place across AOL and Yahoo that could number up to 1,000 jobs.
Jun 7, 2017, 5:40 PMIn context

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