Tag Archive: Yahoo

Yahoo Mobile is a new Verizon MVNO that no one asked for

Verizon’s Visible sub-brand already offers unlimited talk, text, and data for $ 40.

What you need to know Yahoo today announced the launch of Yahoo Mobile, a virtual network that uses Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Its unlimited phone plan offers unlimited text, talk, and data for $ 40 per month. Yahoo Mobile will be available for users in the U.S. on iOS and Android starting today.

In what can be described as a surprising move, Verizon today  [Read More…]

Samsung just gave Yahoo! another chance to play fast and loose with millions of users’ data

There are three billion reasons why Samsung allowing Yahoo! apps on your phone is a bad idea.

In a perfect world, allowing three billion user accounts to be hacked would mean a business is forced to shut down and its assets shared with the victims. In the real world, it means the people in charge of it are able to sell for huge amounts of cash and the new owners can force their way onto your brand  [Read More…]

There are 32 million reasons why Verizon needs to step away from Yahoo!

With three Yahoo! data breaches revealed in just six months, it’s time for Verizon to just move on.

Yahoo, a company being snapped up by Verizon as soon as regulators give it the green light, has detailed yet another data breach and this time there are 32 million lucky winners. This is the third announcement of its kind we’ve heard from Yahoo in just six months, to wit: the September 2016 announcement where we learned that 500  [Read More…]

Verizon agrees to buy Yahoo for $4.83 billion

Yahoo has agreed to sell its core business to Verizon for $ 4.83 billion, signaling an end to one of the internet’s most pioneering companies as a standalone entity.

Under the deal, Verizon will acquire Yahoo’s search, mail and instant messaging services, along with its ad platform and a few real estate holdings. Yahoo’s ad business and digital content services — including Yahoo Finance and Yahoo Sports — will be of significant value to Verizon as it looks to expand  [Read More…]

Yahoo Mail now lets you decorate your email and more

Yahoo is rolling out an update for its Mail app that enhances the personalization features of the app, while also adding new productivity capabilities. The new Stationary feature allows you to send emails with professionally-drawn themes.

The new features you’ll find in the app, according to Yahoo, include:

Document Preview: Previewing an attachment will not only save you space and data, but you can now view large files on your phone or tablet  [Read More…]

Yahoo launches open beta program for its Mail app on Android

If Yahoo Mail is your email app of choice on Android, take note: you can now test out upcoming features with the newly launched open beta. Like other Android app betas, all you have to do to participate in the Yahoo Mail beta is opt in on Google Play. From there, you’ll be able to download the test version of the app and submit your feedback.

Aside from the beta launch, Yahoo also announced  [Read More…]

Yahoo Esports keeps you close to the competitive gaming action

Yahoo has launched a brand new app for Android focusing on Esports. With Yahoo Esports, you can watch live matches, see replays, and check stats of your favorite teams for DOTA, League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm, Counter Strike, and Street Fighter V.

With Yahoo Esports, you’ll get the following:

1080p access to live & recorded video of top games, players and events. Follow every update from all your favorite MOBAs, shooters, and fighting games.  [Read More…]

Yahoo Mail now lets you search for GIFs, add attachments from Google Drive

Yahoo Mail has received a new update, adding the ability to easily find and attach a GIF from Tumblr to an email. The app can now also add attachments directly from Google Drive and Dropbox.

Here’s what you’ll get with Yahoo Mail 5.4.3:

Express yourself with an animated GIF – Animated GIFs help you say hello, offer congrats, or share a laugh, all without typing a message. Connect your Google Drive and Dropbox accounts – Access  [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  [Read More…]

Yahoo Mail gains new theme colors, subfolders, stars and more

Yahoo Mail for Android has received an update that brings a number of new features along with it, including 11 new theme choices. The app now features a simpler, more personalized experience, allowing you to even select different themes for each account you have added. From red to purple, orange and more, there is likely a theme here for just about every style preference.

The other changes, according to Yahoo, include:

Rename Accounts: Long-press any of  [Read More…]