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Yahoo! Kills! The! Messenger!

Yahoo! is set to discontinue its Messenger app in just over a month's time. The remaining bits of the Purple Palace confirmed on Friday that, as of July 17, the service will be no more. "Until then, you can continue to use the service normally," Yahoo! says. "After July 17, you'll no longer be able to access your chats and …
Shaun Nichols, 8 Jun 2018
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What shocked Verizon more: The Yahoo! mega-hack or that it runs AIM (for not much longer)?

Your old ISP is finally going to kill off your old messaging software. AOL said it will wind down AIM, its much-loved [fact check this plz - ed.] instant messenger service after 20 years of operation. The now-Verizon-owned content network will pull the plug on December 15, disabling all remaining clients of the messaging tool …
Shaun Nichols, 6 Oct 2017
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Verizon utters solemn Oath: Yahoo! will remain Yahoo!

Logo Watch After a brief social media flurry, Yahoo! has spiked speculation that it's about to lose its name. The errors started with Business Insider, where “there's going to be a new name after the acquisition” speculation was given wings by a perhaps-badly-timed Tweet from AOL CEO Tim Armstrong launching a brand called "Oath:" to …
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Pence v Clinton: Both used private email for work, one hacked, one accused of hypocrisy

US Vice President Mike Pence has been accused of hypocrisy after it was revealed he used his personal AOL account for state government business. That Pence had a personal AOL account was public knowledge – rather embarrassingly, it was hacked last year and the intruder sent out emails to his contacts saying he had been mugged …
Iain Thomson, 3 Mar 2017

A-Oh-Well: Internet corpse sheds 500 workers

AOL, best known for being your parents' old ISP, is laying off 500 workers. The dial-up giant-turned-content-network will be shedding around 5 per cent of its total workforce as part of an effort to cull the ranks of its corporate operations. Multiple reports suggest that AOL CEO Tim Armstrong has been pitching the layoffs as …
Shaun Nichols, 17 Nov 2016
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Verizon tipped to buy Yahoo! for US$5bn

Markets are bracing for a Monday puzzle: why on earth does Verizon think it is worth spending US$5bn on Yahoo!? Financial news outlets are alive with people-familiar-with-discussions-fed reports that Verizon and Yahoo! have stopped flirting with anybody else and will soon announce that each has a nice new toothbrush in the …
Simon Sharwood, 25 Jul 2016
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Verizon is big on IoT 'cos its wireline biz is dying on the vine

Verizon says that it will focus on "developing new markets," as the telco giant was just able to keep revenues on the uptick. The US carrier said that it would be shifting a focus over towards the internet of things (IoT) and its content market in the coming months, as it looks to bolster sagging revenues in other parts of its …
Shaun Nichols, 22 Apr 2016
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Top! tip! for! Yahoo! – 'Fire! your! board! of! directors!'

The activist investor firm who first pushed for the sale of Yahoo!'s core search business now wants to oust its board of directors. Starboard Value says that it wants to replace all nine directors at the Purple Palace with its own group of nine execs, who will make a "significant change" at the ailing search and advertising …
Shaun Nichols, 24 Mar 2016
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Verizon: We're sick of waiting for the FCC, so here's our 'net neutrality'

Verizon has laid out its own set of net neutrality rules it will impose – regardless of whether the FCC keeps its grip on America's broadband service. General counsel and executive VP for public policy, Craig Silliman, said Verizon would adhere to a set of rules on its networks, including policies against throttling, paid …
Shaun Nichols, 21 Mar 2016
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Yahoo! recruits! two! more! pallbearers!

Two new members have been added to Yahoo!'s board of directors as the web biz continues to ponder its future. The Purple Palace announced on Thursday that former Morgan Stanley managing director Catherine Friedman and former Broadcom CFO Erik Brandt would take the seats vacated last year when Charles Schwab and Max Levchin …
Shaun Nichols, 10 Mar 2016
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Yahoo! axes! websites! you've! never! heard! of! and! lays! off! staff!

Yahoo! has eliminated seven of its digital publications as the sputtering web giant continues to cut costs. The Purple Palace confirmed on Wednesday that it was eliminating the Yahoo! Food, Health, Parenting, Makers, Travel, Auto, and Real Estate cyber-magazines. With the cuts comes the loss of a number of jobs including, …
Shaun Nichols, 17 Feb 2016
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Verizon is on cloud none: Comms giant will axe two public services

Verizon will shut down two of its cloud services in two months' time. Customers have until April 12 to migrate their virtual servers away from Verizon's Public Cloud and Reserved Performance Cloud services; after that date, all hosted virtual machine instances will be lost. The Verizon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) service will …
Shaun Nichols, 12 Feb 2016
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Who! would! want! Yahoo!? How! about! Verizon!?

With Yahoo! continuing to mull a possible sell-off of its core search business, Verizon has emerged as a possible buyer. Speaking at a conference in New York, Verizon chief financial officer Fran Shammo suggested his company might be interested in taking over some of the beleaguered Purple Palace's assets in the event Yahoo! …
Shaun Nichols, 7 Dec 2015
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Verizon now owns AOL, so AOL now owns your web browsing habits, other personal info

US telco giant Verizon has given notice it will be providing information on its subscribers to AOL for targeted advertising. A notice in Verizon's privacy policy warns users that beginning next month, information such as device information, addresses and whereabouts, and browsing habits, will be given to AOL so it can sling …
Shaun Nichols, 7 Oct 2015
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Microsoft to offload display ads biz to ... hang on, AOL?

Microsoft has retreated from its online display ads business having struck a deal with AOL. Under the plans, announced on Monday, Redmond will hand off ads sales and management on several of its prime online properties to AOL. Fnancial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. AOL will take over ads for such sites as MSN …
Neil McAllister, 30 Jun 2015

Want to be the hottest thing since Melrose Place? Get these Lycos patents

Dial-up era icon Lycos has finally gotten around to selling off its patents. The erstwhile search engine of the Clinton administration has embarked on a campaign to sell off its intellectual property holdings in an attempt to generate some revenue. The company has hired a consulting firm called Propeller(y) to help flog its …
Shaun Nichols, 21 May 2015
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Verizon in SUDDEN $4.4bn AOL GOBBLE, aims to make fourplay more exciting

Verizon Communications is buying AOL for $4.4bn, apparently to strengthen its hand at video advertising. This comes on the back of Verizon’s existing plans to launch a video snacking service for mobes, with descriptions making it sound as though the plan will be using LTE-broadcast. Verizon is particularly interested in AOL’s …
Simon Rockman, 12 May 2015
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Jeez, AT&T. Billing a pensioner $24,000 for dialup is pretty low

An 83-year-old man in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles saw the bill for using his AOL dial-up service rise from a regular $51 per month to an unbelievable $8,596, eventually rising to $24,289, with threats of further increases if he failed to pay up. As a pensioner on Social Security, Ron Dorff receives a monthly income of just $1, …

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