Yahoo

AOL + Yahoo = Oath. Seriously

Verizon has taken a step away from the Yahoo security saga of the last year, after renaming its newly formed AOL-Yahoo media business Oath.

New Yahoo SNAFU may poo-poo Verizon woo

After Yahoo has announced more than one billion user accounts were effected in its 2013 data breach leaving one glaring question; how much can Verizon take before it snaps?

Did Yahoo breach Verizon’s trust?

As news of the Yahoo data breach hits the headlines, two questions spring to mind; who would have thought Yahoo has 500 million users, and secondly, what does this mean for the Verizon deal?

Verizon finally buys Yahoo for $4.8 billion

The saga surrounding Yahoo’s new ownership has finally reached a resolution, with Verizon reaching an agreement to acquire its operating business for $4.83 billion.

Yahoo snaps up Flurry to boost mobile play

Internet company Yahoo has confirmed the acquisition of mobile analytics specialist Flurry as it seeks to reinforce its commitment to “building and supporting useful, inspiring and beautiful mobile applications and monetisation solutions.”

Yahoo Japan to acquire eAccess

Web firm Yahoo’s Japanese subsidiary has announced its intent to acquire mobile operator eAccess from Softbank for Y324bn ($3.17bn).

Yahoo COO exits the firm

Yahoo’s Chief Operating Officer Henrique de Castro left the company Thursday, having been apparently fired. Yahoo announced the news in a US Security and Exchange Commission filing. It offered no reason for his departure but said it was effective immediately.

Google ‘outraged’ over NSA datacentre hack

According to National Security Agency documents recently leaked by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, the US intelligence agency has hacked the main communications links between the public internet and Google and Yahoo’s datacentres globally. Google is ‘outraged’ by the reports, saying it underscores the need for urgent reform.

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Polls

With Amazon and Google launching smart home initiatives, have the telcos missed out on their chance to cash in on this market?

  • Yes, Google and Amazon will now dominate this space (65%, 40 Votes)
  • Consumers won't have made up their mind (19%, 12 Votes)
  • No, Google and Amazon will not be able to replace the telcos in the mind of the consumer (16%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 62

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