Yahoo ends with an Oath
After Yahoo shareholder approval last week, Verizon today announced that it has finally closed its acquisition of Yahoo, which it plans to combine with its AOL assets.
Biggish Blue has issued a warning about the poor state of online security and claimed that things are getting worse.
Yahoo agrees to pay half of all costs for non-SEC investigations
When Verizon announced that it wanted to buy Yahoo back in July 2016 for a large price of $4.83 billion, no one expected the delays that would result from the latter’s two undisclosed data breaches and consumer backlash for building tools that help the government spy on civilian emails.
Yahoo's cost structure remains at lowest in decade
Earlier in July, Verizon announced that it wanted to buy Yahoo and that would close by the first quarter of 2017. Now, reports are saying that the deal is taking a bit longer than expected and will close by the second quarter of the year.
It's entirely feasible
The word on the information strasse is that Google wants to buy Facebook. It is entirely speculative, but could have legs.
Cuts will happen in corporate units
On Thursday, AOL said it will be laying off five percent of its staff with nearly 500 employees expected to lose their jobs as part of a regrowth strategy for its mobile and video businesses.
Skynet gets Smut algorithm
Troubled search engine outfit Yahoo has been spending its money developing an algorithm which can spot porn at 20 paces.
Advises users to change passwords
Over the course of 2014, an unpublicized breach occurred on Yahoo’s servers containing personal information and unencrypted passwords from over 500 million user accounts. The company is now reporting the breach, while the FBI closely investigates the claims.
All your details belong to hackers
Yahoo says that it is investigating claims that its MySpace and LinkedIn sites suffered from megabreaches and details from 200 million Yahoo accounts were posted to a dark web site.