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Verizon and Yahoo agree to $4.48 billion purchase price

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Following lengthy debates and much fall out at the news that Yahoo had suffered a number of breaches over the past few years, a deal has been reached for the planned Verizon buyout. It won’t be quite the near $5 billion initially offered, but neither has Yahoo lost a billion …

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Verizon to shave $300 million from Yahoo deal

The Verizon Yahoo buyout deal is still likely going ahead for somewhere in the region of several billion dollars, but that doesn’t mean they’ve settled on a price. Indeed closing in on a year on from the initial announcement, Verizon is still looking to pay less for internet giant in the …

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Yahoo to be renamed Altaba after Verizon purchase

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It looks like the recently announced hacks of Yahoo haven’t lead to Verizon backing out of its intention to purchase the long-standing internet firm. However it won’t be maintaining the brand after the buyout, renaming what remains after downsizing, to Altaba. Verizon originally announced an interest to buy up Yahoo …

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Hacks and spying, how Yahoo lost a billion dollars

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As a company still riding its wave of late ’90s popularity, Yahoo is a company out of time. Its poor timing has really bitten it in the ass this year though, as while trying to accept a buyout from Verizon to the tune of near $5 billion, it’s been faced …

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Verizon might be getting into the fleet tracking game

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In a continued blurring of the boundaries between technology firms and automotive companies, Verizon may be looking to dip its toes into the fleet tracking market. It recently purchased a vehicle tracking firm which focuses on the Internet of Things to find out where they are and is now said to be considering …

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Verizon may announce Yahoo buy for $5 billion later today

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Although a number of organisations, companies and entities have been vying to buy up long-term online property, Yahoo, the latest rumour suggests that Verizon is the clear front runner. So much so in-fact, that a deal may be announced later today, with a suggested purchase price of around $5 billion. …

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U.S. national intelligence director had his phone hacked

In yet another instance of top intelligence officials in U.S. agencies having their personal details revealed to the world, director of national intelligence, James Clapper has had his phone hacked, with calls redirected to the Free Palestine Movement. Those involved also purportedly accessed his wife’s personal email account too. “We …

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AOL is now a part of Verizon

Update: Just over a month ago, Verizon revealed that it was set to acquire AOL. Now the acquisition has been completed with AOL becoming a part of Verizon officially today. The company was bought for $4.4 billion and from the sounds of it, Verizon aims to use the company to …

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LG set to launch its first Windows Phone in years

LG has been avoiding the Windows Phone market for a while now but it looks like the hiatus is coming to an end as the company is set to launch its first Windows smartphone in five years. It’s called the LG Lancet, featuring fairly low specifications. The phone will be …

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Verizon to buy AOL for $4.4 billion

It looks like Verizon is set to buy out AOL for $4.4 billion, putting the company in control of all AOL businesses, including several news outlets such as The Huffington Post, Engadget, Tech Crunch along with AOL.com. Joystiq would have been included in the list but AOL chose to shut …

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Burger King now offers smartphones in the US

Apparently there is room left in the Android smartphone market after all as fast food chain, Burger King, has begun offering up subsidized Android smartphones over in the US. You won’t be able to pick up your device along with your burger though as smartphone orders have to be placed online. …

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Verizon on why it’s throttling ‘legacy’ customers

Here in the EU, we’re relatively protected against encroachments against net neutrality, partly because there’s a lot of other countries to help defend the principle even if one doesn’t like it. Over in the US however, the regulatory hurdles are far fewer and it’s led to companies like Verizon throttling Netflix and …

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US Senate law could enshrine net neutrality

Net neutrality, the idea that every bit and byte is created equally and given equal access to bandwidth, has taken a bit of a beating as of late. In the US we’ve seen legislation changes allow companies like Verizon to throttle Netflix and Amazon, which saw the former of the …

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S. Korea mulls 5G wireless Internet with 1000x 4G/LTE speed by 2020

The South Korean government plans to invest approximately 1.6 trillion of won ($1.49 billion, €1.088 billion, £895.89 million) into joint development and commercialization of the 5G wireless telecommunication technology with commercial companies. The 5G promises to be around a thousand times faster than existing standards. The science ministry of South …

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The world and his dog is suing the NSA

Headed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a large group of different businesses and organisations, including those representing drug reform, gun lobby groups, religious councils, privacy advocates and environmental groups, have filed a lawsuit against the American National Security Agency, Department of Justice, attorney general Eric Holder, his assistant, the FBI …

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Verizon isn’t buying Vodafone

Rumours surfaced yesterday, that Verizon, one of the US’ biggest telecoms firms, was set to team up with AT&T (another giant) to buy out Vodafone, to the tune of £161 billion. This sent Vodafone’s stock flying up, but it turns out that the rumours were false, as Verizon has now denied …

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