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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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Yahoo admits employees knew about 2014 hack

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Earlier this year, Yahoo finally officially confirmed that it was hacked back in 2014, leaving 500 million user accounts exposed. While Yahoo only just got around to confirming that it was hacked a few months ago, we did not know when the company first discovered the breach. However, this week …

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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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Yahoo said to confirm major security breach this week

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It looks like Yahoo may have suffered a massive security breach recently, which could impact millions of users. So far, Yahoo has yet to publicly confirm the data leak but according to sources close to the situation, the breach is ‘widespread and serious’, we should also be getting confirmation from …

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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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Google and Yahoo investigating 272 million stolen logins

Earlier this week, a security researcher revealed that millions upon millions of Google, Yahoo and Hotmail accounts were being actively traded on the black market. Following on from this news, Google and Yahoo have both said that they are now looking into the breach that saw 272 million account login …

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Daily Mail parent company considering Yahoo buyout

Although it may not go it alone, with talks said to be ongoing between the Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) and private equity firms, the parent company of the Daily Mail publication is said to be in talks with Yahoo over a potential buyout. This was confirmed by the …

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Yahoo investor goes rogue, wants to take over the company

A major investor of search and advertising giant Yahoo, has announced its intention to take control of the company through dominating the board of directors. To make that happen, it’s put forward nine candidates and has asked fellow investment firms to join with it and help those members get elected, effectively …

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Yahoo inks deal with Google to prop up earnings slip

Yahoo announced late yesterday that it had signed a search advertising deal with Google, further enhancing an already existing deal with Microsoft, so that now Yahoo will earn a portion of revenue from adverts displayed in the trio of search engines from all companies. It’s hoped that this will help …

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Yahoo Mail just killed off passwords

A while back, Yahoo began its move away from traditional passwords by offering users single-use SMS codes to log in to their accounts. Now, things have progressed further, with Yahoo introducing what is called the ‘Account Key’, which allows mail users to log in using push notifications on their smartphone, …

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Yahoo to face class action over email snooping

Even though the governments and intelligence agencies of the world can spy on anyone with impunity, at least corporate entities that do the same still have to face the music. In this case it’s Yahoo, which stands accused of snooping on emails sent to Yahoo subscribers, from non-Yahoo email accounts, …

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Yahoo wants to move to password-free logins

Several tech companies have been working on ways to replace the traditional password for quite a while now, some have moved to biometric scanners, like Apple with Touch ID but Yahoo wants to go in a different direction with mobile phone verification. Yahoo is currently setting up a system for ‘on-demand’ …

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