Verizon Ventures and R/GA partner to launch a digital media ‘venture studio’

Verizon Ventures and R/GA are announcing a new program called the Verizon Media Tech Venture Studio. Stephen Plumlee, R/GA’s global COO and managing partner of R/GA Ventures, explained that the

Marissa Mayer forgoes bonus and equity in wake of Yahoo security incidents

Yahoo’s board has decided that CEO Marissa Mayer will not receive her annual bonus this year, a decision linked to Yahoo’s handling of the 2014 security breach that exposed data from 500 million u

Crunch Report | Jay Z Is Planning a VC Fund

Verizon is finally buying Yahoo, Jay Z is planning a VC fund, Uber investigates sexual harassment claims, Boeing doubles down on satellites and Skurt offers on-demand rental cars. All this on Crunch R

After data breaches, Verizon knocks $350M off Yahoo sale, now valued at $4.48B

After the disclosure of two massive data breaches last year, today Yahoo and Verizon finally confirmed new terms for the sale of Yahoo to Verizon: Verizon will pay $350 million less than originally

Verizon buys Skyward, a drone operations company

Forget about Yahoo for a minute. Verizon just announced it has acquired Skyward, a drone operations and management company based out of Portland, Oregon for an undisclosed amount. Verizon says Skyward

Yahoo notifying users of malicious account activity as Verizon deal progresses

Yahoo is continuing to issue warnings to users about several security incidents as it moves toward an acquisition by Verizon . Users are receiving notifications today about unauthorized access to the

Verizon reportedly closes in on a Yahoo acquisition with a $250M discount

Verizon and Yahoo are close to reaching a new acquisition deal, with a price tag that’s $250 million less than the $4.8 billion agreed upon last year, according to a Bloomberg report. A Veriz

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 —

Verizon takes yet more evasive action as ‘thousands’ of customers refuse to give up their Note 7

It was understandably difficult for Note 7 owners to abandon their device. After all, it was a well-received handset, save for…that one thing… Still, as Samsung has routinely reported, return rate

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

FCC voices ‘serious concerns’ over AT&T’s zero-rating scheme

The FCC may be on the verge of being rebuilt under a very different administration, but reports put together under the current one are still being issued — and just such a one released today offers

Marissa Mayer resigning from Yahoo board as remaining company renames itself Altaba

Despite hiccups, Yahoo’s planned sale to Verizon appears to be moving forward — but some portions of the company will be left behind and renamed Altaba Inc. Yahoo is hanging on to its 15 perc

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

Verizon is letting Samsung brick the Note 7 after all, but waiting until after the holidays

About a week ago, Samsung announced that it was finally ready to be done with this whole Note 7 situation, once and for all. The company issued a release stating that it would issue a software update

Verizon won’t push Samsung’s Note 7 bricking update, but the other carriers will

Early this morning Samsung announced plans to finally extinguish the on-going fire that is the Note 7 once and for all here in the States by way of a software update that won’t allow the troubled ph

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 acro

Verizon acquires SocialRadar to buff up MapQuest’s location data

We got word earlier today that Verizon had acquired SocialRadar, a mapping startup founded by Blackboard co-founder Michael Chasen that promises to provide its users with far more accurate location da

Verizon buys LQD WiFi to expand its IoT strategy into “smart cities”

Verizon today has made another acquisition to build out its IoT business: the carrier has purchased LQD WiFi, a developer of outdoor interactive displays that provide WiFi connectivity along with new

Is Netflix Disney’s next big buy and is Reed Hastings its next CEO?

Disney and Netflix are logical dance partners. And, just as we saw with the 50/50 cash and stock financial engineering that enabled AT&T to buy Time Warner, ever-creative Disney undoubtedly has t

Convergence crosses the pond

Imagine a world where you buy mobile phone, data, voice and television services from a single provider. A world where you don't worry about running out of wireless minutes, exceeding text message limi
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