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Millions of Gmail accounts said to be impacted by data breach

A Russian hacker is apparently claiming to have obtained hundreds of millions of login credentials for various email services. While the single-largest set of data appears to have come from Mail.ru, details from millions of Gmail, Microsoft, and Yahoo accounts are said to be part of the breach.

The data breach was uncovered by Hold Security, according to Reuters:

After eliminating duplicates, Holden said, the cache contained nearly 57 million Mail.ru accounts – a big chunk  [Read More…]

YouTube said to be cooking up a streaming TV service of its own

A new report claims that Google’s YouTube division is working on an internet-based cable TV service called “Unplugged”. The service could be a rival for Dish Network’s Sling TV and the upcoming effort from Hulu, among others.

According to Bloomberg:

The project, for which YouTube has already overhauled its technical architecture, is one of the online video giant’s biggest priorities and is slated to debut as soon as 2017, one of the people said. YouTube executives  [Read More…]

Verizon and Google said to be preparing bids for Yahoo

Verizon is reportedly preparing to make a first-round bid for Yahoo next week. Both Verizon and its AOL subsidiary are said to be in talks with three separate financial institutions about the bid. Google may also make its own bid for the beleaguered company.

From Bloomberg:

Verizon Communications Inc. plans to make a first-round bid for Yahoo Inc.’s Web business next week, and is willing to acquire the company’s Yahoo Japan Corp. stake to help sweeten the  [Read More…]

Head of mobile chips said to be to leaving Intel

Aicha Evans talked of company’s struggles in the mobile market in February.

Aicha Evans may be leaving Intel, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing unnamed sources. The move may be part of a larger management change, WSJ said. Bloomberg also reported Friday that Evans had submitted her resignation.

Evans had been with Intel for more than 10 years but was still in the early stages as head of the Communication and Devices Group, part of  [Read More…]

Google said to be working on a standalone VR headset

Google is reportedly developing a new, standalone virtual reality headset. Unlike the Oculus Rift, which requires a PC to work, or Google Cardboard, which is powered by smartphones, this new device would apparently be untethered, operating more akin to the Microsoft HoloLens, a standalone augmented reality headset.

From The Wall Street Journal:

One of the people familiar with the matter said the headset will include a screen, high-powered processors and outward-facing cameras. Google plans to use  [Read More…]

Google said to be interested in NFL streaming deal

According to a new report, Google, Apple and Amazon are all said to be interested in striking a deal with the NFL to stream Thursday Night Football games. As Variety reports, the NFL announced that it is in talks with unnamed potential partners interested in streaming rights for the Thursday night games. While no companies were named by the NFL, Variety’s sources say Google may be among the interested parties:

The NFL didn’t say what companies those  [Read More…]

HTC One M10 launch date said to have slipped to finalize redesign

Time to churn that rumor mill. HTC has been on the news quite a bit lately, due to speculation that Google selected the Taiwanese manufacturer for not just one, but two Nexus phones this year. But in more relevant HTC news right now is the Spring 2016 refresh of its flagship, the One M10.

We’ve gotten our first report of what the specs might be. Not only that, but it appears that the M10 is not going to be ready for  [Read More…]

HTC One M10 said to have Snapdragon 820 and MediaTek variants, likely to launch after MWC

According to a new report, it appears as though HTC won’t be announcing the HTC One M10 at Mobile World Congress (MWC), and instead plans to have its own event to unveil the phone. The information comes from LlabTooFeR, who has a pretty solid history with HTC leaks. According to the tweets, the One M10 should launch with Android 6.0.1 with Sense 8.0 on top.

I’m expecting 2 versions of the device: Qualcomm  [Read More…]

Google said to be negotiating with NFL for streaming rights to London games

Google is reportedly in talks with the National Football League over streaming rights for the three games planned for London during the next football season. Apple is also said to be in negotiations for those rights. The NFL broadcast a game in London in 2015 as well, with Yahoo providing the livestream.

Nexus 6P said to be headed to Best Buy, gold variant to launch in the US

According to a new report, Best Buy may begin selling the Nexus 6P, and the exclusive for the gold version may be ending as its rumored to be headed to the U.S. as well. Recently, Best Buy began carrying the Nexus 5X, so it’s not a complete surprise to hear that it will also be carrying the bigger brother. Having more buying options is always a plus, and with the ability to visit Best Buy locations and  [Read More…]