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FCC will vote whether to delete net neutrality on December 14

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today made good on his long-standing pledge to tackle regulations established in the last administration designed to protect the distribution of internet content. Pai distributed

Latest round of Verizon layoffs at Oath affects <4% of staff globally

Verizon has initiated another round of layoffs as a result of its acquisition of Yahoo and subsequent combining of the company with its existing business property AOL to form a new division -- called

Flickr exits the photo book business, shuts down wall art orders

Flickr, the once Yahoo-owned photo-sharing site that’s now a part of Verizon*, is getting out of the photo book printing business, and is shutting down the feature that allowed users to turn pho

Verizon delays its live TV service until spring 2018, report says

Verizon’s* plans to launch a streaming service of its own to compete with the likes of Dish’s Sling TV, AT&T’s DirecTV Now, Sony’s PlayStation Vue, and others, have been pu

Mobile phone companies appear to be providing your number and location to anyone who pays

You may remember that last year, Verizon was punished by the FCC for injecting information into its subscribers' traffic that allowed them to be tracked without their consent. That practice appears to

Crunch Report | Apple and Amazon want Bond, James Bond

Today’s Stories  Apple and Amazon reportedly pursuing James Bond franchise rights U.S. House of Representatives passes new bipartisan self-driving car bill Kobo takes on Audible with its own au

Verizon’s new opt-in rewards program requires users to share personal data for ad-targeting

U.S. carrier Verizon has launched a new rewards program as it pushes for more lucrative ways to eke money out of a subscriber base that's not growing as easily as it once was.

Crunch Report | First Day YC S17 Wraps Up

LinkedIn now allows anyone to upload video to the platform, Databricks raises $140 million and Druva raises $80 million, the first day of Y Combinator's Summer 2017 Demo Days wraps up and Verizon thro

Verizon throttles video for good with its not-so-unlimited plan

It turns out that providing unlimited data is quite expensive. Verizon is revamping its plans and now sells you two kinds of unlimited data — Go Unlimited and Beyond Unlimited. And the biggest chang

Verizon Q2 meets on $0.96 EPS, sales down 2% YOY, plans $1B in ‘synergies’ in Oath

Verizon Communications has been investing in building out new areas of business like media and wireless services to offset declines in legacy products like fixed telephony, and today it released Q2 re

Yahoo Mail rolls out a rebuilt, redesigned service, including a new ad-free option

Following its Verizon acquisition, Yahoo today is rolling out a revamped and rebuilt Mail application for its 225 million monthly active users. The update includes a new design, feature set, and techn

Crunch Report | Uber CEO Takes Leave of Absence

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is taking a leave of absence, Verizon closes on its $4.5 billion acquisition of Yahoo and Marissa Mayer is leaving the company, Tim Cook discusses more of Apple's car plans an

Yahoo SVP Adam Cahan to exit after Verizon acquisition closes

Another high-profile Yahoo executive, SVP of Mobile and Emerging Products Adam Cahan, will leave the company as the acquisition by VerizOath: comes to a close. This news via multiple sources comes ami

Yahoo shareholders approve sale to Verizon

Yahoo's shareholders have approved the sale of Yahoo's operating business to Verizon in a vote held today and confirmed in a press release sent out following the meeting.

Confirmed: Verizon will cut ~15% of AOL-Yahoo staff after merger closes

The proportion of jobs being made redundant across AOL and Yahoo is around 15 percent globally, we have confirmed with our sources. This shakes out to as many as 2,100 jobs being lost as part of the

Verizon CEO confirms company’s plan to launch a streaming TV service

Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam confirmed the company’s plans to launch an over-the-top streaming service later this year, according to a report from Variety, citing remarks the CEO made at a telecom

Verizon reportedly wins bidding war for Straight Path with $3.1 billion offer

Verizon appears to have won its bidding war with AT&T for Straight Path Communications after offering $3.1 billion. AT&T announced last month that it had agreed to buy Straight Path for $1.6 b

John Oliver reminds us that Net Neutrality is still under siege

John Oliver has again fired off his quick wit at the new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and the Trump administration for trying to roll back Obama-era Net Neutrality rules. This isn’t the first time Oliv

Verizon sells its private cloud and managed hosting businesses to IBM

Only a few days after announcing that it was selling 29 of its data centers to Equinix, Verizon today announced that it is selling its cloud and managed hosting business to IBM . The acquisition is ex

Crunch Report | Airbnb Hugs It Out in San Francisco

Aurea acquires Jive for $462 million, Airbnb settles lawsuit with the City of San Francisco over unfair overregulation of short-term rentals, Theranos settles a lawsuit with one of its investors and V
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