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  • Verizon fourth quarter earnings fall short of analyst expectations

    Verizon this morning reported adjusted fourth quarter earnings of 86 cents per share, on revenue of $32.3 billion. On the earnings side, that falls short of what Wall Street analysts had expected — EPS of 89 cents per share and $32.1 billion in revenue. That also marks a 5.6 percent revenue decline from the fourth quarter of 2015. Verizon said it added 591,000 postpaid wireless… Read More

  • Weekly Roundup: Claims surface on Trump’s dealings with Russia, Yahoo splits into Altaba

    Weekly Roundup: Claims surface on Trump’s dealings with Russia, Yahoo splits into Altaba

    As part of the Verizon acquisition, Yahoo has split itself into an investment unit called Altaba and is now waiting for Verizon to undertake its remaining assets. Amazon announced a plan to create 100,000 U.S. jobs, and memos about Trump’s dealings with Russia surfaced this week. You can receive this post in your inbox by signing up here. Read More

  • AOL’s Kanvas launches an SDK: now any app can use its photo and video effects

    AOL’s Kanvas launches an SDK: now any app can use its photo and video effects

    The rise of apps like Instagram and Snapchat has put photo effects front and center in the world of picture messaging, giving users not only the ability to send images to each other, but to personalise them with little doodles, lurid colors, bunny ears. Now, an app maker that has built a bunch of these is launching an SDK that will let any app add these kinds of effects to their… Read More

  • Yahoo shares tumble as investors fear Verizon acquisition trouble

    Yahoo shares tumble as investors fear Verizon acquisition trouble

    Yahoo shares tumbled 6% on Thursday as investors feared that the latest Yahoo hack could spell bad news for its sale to Verizon. This is the second major hack revelation in recent months and there’s speculation that Verizon could be spooked. Some are wondering if Verizon will ask for a discount on the $4.8 billion deal or scrap it altogether. TechCrunch is owned by Verizon, but we do… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Tesla Acquisition of SolarCity Approved

    LinkedIn now blocked in Russia, Tesla acquisition of SolarCity is approved, SpaceX wants to bring internet access to everyone, AOL lays off 7 percent of workforce, Zesty replaces CEO and restructures. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • AOL lays off 500 employees after adding 1,500 employees over the last 12 months

    AOL lays off 500 employees after adding 1,500 employees over the last 12 months

    AOL CEO Tim Armstrong just announced internally that there will be layoffs across AOL’s global workforce (AOL is TechCrunch’s parent company). The company will focus on mobile, video and data across two business units — media and platforms. While the company doesn’t say exactly how many people will be affected by these layoffs, it is going to impact different teams… Read More

  • Happy 20th birthday, ICQ!

    Happy 20th birthday, ICQ!

    Uh-oh! It’s 20 years to the day since the introduction of one of the internet’s most well-remembered chat apps: ICQ. Read More

  • Startups, join TechCrunch at CES in Hardware Battlefield

    Startups, join TechCrunch at CES in Hardware Battlefield

    CES is loud, obnoxious and just too big. It will shave years off your life. I love it. And if you’re a hardware startup, you probably love it too. We’re looking for startups to compete in Hardware Battlefield, where 24 companies will battle for a $50,000 check, a robot trophy and the chance to rise above the noise as the champion of Hardware Battlefield. Apply here. Hardware… Read More

  • Luke Beatty departs AOL

    Luke Beatty departs AOL

    AOL’s president of media brands Luke Beatty is stepping down from his position today to spend more time with family. Beatty ran AOL’s tech blogs — including TechCrunch and Engadget — as well as several other online media properties for the company. He came to AOL from TechStars after serving as Yahoo’s vice president and general manager. Beatty also founded… Read More

  • The TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Seoul goes down TONIGHT!

    The TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Seoul goes down TONIGHT!

    The big night is tonight! At 6pm, the TC Meetup + Pitch-off is going down in Seoul, South Korea. We’ll be joined by some of the brightest minds in the local tech scene to discuss going global and diversity, and then we’ll dive straight into the Pitch-off itself. Each of these 10 companies will have exactly 60 seconds to pitch their wares to a panel of expert judges, including local… Read More

  • AOL’s new Alto mail client lets you take action from your inbox

    AOL’s new Alto mail client lets you take action from your inbox

    The AOL Alto team is today delivering a new version of the product that may make some of your biggest email woes disappear. Enter the Alto Dashboard. With the latest version of AOL Alto, users can choose between a regular inbox view and a dashboard view of their communications. Dashboard view surfaces contextually relevant information right to the top of the page and offers the ability to… Read More