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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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New Yahoo Messenger app now on desktop with new bulk photo sharing and “Unsend” features
Jul28

New Yahoo Messenger app now on desktop with new bulk photo sharing and “Unsend” features

Finally, the revamped Yahoo Messenger app has made its way to desktop for Windows and Mac—and with some cool features too. In June, the company said it would no longer provide support for its Messenger desktop client, but advised users to “complete their transition to the new Yahoo Messenger.” Users now have up until August 5 to make the move over to the new Messenger. “Today, we’re delighted to announce that you can enjoy all of...

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Tumblr Will Soon Have Ads – Will Users Make Money?
Jul27

Tumblr Will Soon Have Ads – Will Users Make Money?

Tumblr’s current parent is Yahoo. Soon, when the process of acquisition is done, Tumblr will have a new parent — Verizon. The blogging site will soon introduce a new advertising program. Its more than 300 million blogs will have ads. Tumblr ads will start to appear on Thursday. If users don’t like having ads on their blogs, they can opt out. On the other hand, if they choose to display ads, they won’t get a cut of those ads. However,...

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