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Yahoo renamed ‘Altaba’ as Marissa others to step down as board members
Jan10

Yahoo renamed ‘Altaba’ as Marissa others to step down as board members

Yahoo is in the finally stages of being taken over by Verizon, and so no one will be shocked to see certain changes being made. The company [Yahoo], said on Monday that several of its directors, including CEO Merissa Mayer and co-founder David Filo, will step down as board directors. As soon as the deal to turn over its ownership to Verizon is completed, Yahoo’s name will be formally changed to Altaba, Yahoo said in a regulatory...

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Yahoo says 1 billion user accounts were stolen—could be the biggest hack ever
Dec15

Yahoo says 1 billion user accounts were stolen—could be the biggest hack ever

Not the first time, but hopefully the last time this is happening. Yahoo on Wednesday sent jitters down the spines of people around the globe when it announced that 1 billion accounts were hacked in 2013. In September, Yahoo confirmed a breach that affected 500 million people around the world. That was the biggest data breach at the time; but even that announcement has turned out to be a child’s play compared to the one announced by...

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Verizon hints that recent data breach could halt its $4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo’s core business
Oct14

Verizon hints that recent data breach could halt its $4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo’s core business

Doesn’t look too good for the Yahoo takeover bid by Verizon—the telecom giant has indicated it might yet pull out of plans to buy the tech giant. This is not unconnected with the recent massive data breach, which affected millions of accounts. Verizon agreed a $4.8 billion deal to buy Yahoo a couple of weeks back, but that may be put on hold going by the company’s recent statement. On Thursday, Verizon said that the massive data...

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Yahoo confirms biggest ever security breach; at least 500 million accounts affected
Sep23

Yahoo confirms biggest ever security breach; at least 500 million accounts affected

Yahoo on Thursday confirmed our biggest fear—half a billion accounts may have been breached by a “state-sponsored actor.” This is no doubt the largest online data breach, beating the LinkedIn hack some months ago. It is also coming at a time when change of ownership from Yahoo to Verizon is being finalized by parties involved. The company said certain user account info, such as names, email addresses, phone numbers, date of birth,...

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Apple’s “Live Photos” coming to web via Tumblr
Sep21

Apple’s “Live Photos” coming to web via Tumblr

Apple’s “Live Photos is coming to the web via Tumblr! The announcement was made by Tumblr on its blog recently. Tumblr will also release tools to enable other web developer to do the same. To this end, the company has launched an open source JavaScript library it calls Live Anywhere Photos— “Laphs” that lets you support Live Photos on any website, reports TechCrunch. Activating Live Photo on the web requires you to click-and-hold...

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Hulu no longer offers free service, but launches ad-supported “Yahoo View” streaming
Aug09

Hulu no longer offers free service, but launches ad-supported “Yahoo View” streaming

Hulu has finally called it quit with offering free service to its viewers. Instead, the company has inked a deal with Yahoo to offer users ad-supported TV-streaming that will enable them watch five most recent episodes of shows from the ABC, NBC and Fox. All five episodes, according to Variety, will be streamed eight days after the original air date. Going forward, the company will be offering an all-subscription model to people. This...

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