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Yahoo and Verizon are due to announce $5 billion deal by Monday (YHOO, VZ)

| July 24, 2016 | 0 Comments



It looks like Verizon will be the new owner of Yahoo. 

The two companies are ready to announce that they have struck a roughly $5 billion deal, according to a report in Recode, citing anonymous sources. The announcement could come on Monday, with both companies hoping to make it official before Tuesday when Verizon is scheduled to announce its quarterly financial results, Recode reports. 

The terms of the deal are apparently still unclear, including whether it includes Yahoo’s trove of patents, or any of its real estate. And the deal would of course have to get regulatory approval. 

But the news that the two companies have reached an agreement would mark the end of the auction process that Yahoo began earlier this year and which involved several interested bidders, including private equity firms. 

The acquisition by Verizon, the largest telecommunications company in the US, also marks the final chapter to the tumultuous story of one of the internet industry’s pioneering companies. Yahoo was founded in 1994 as one of the first directories to help people navigate the emerging selection of websites. 

But Yahoo’s fortunes began to fade during the past decade, as younger rivals such as Google and Facebook attracted more consumers and advertisers. Marissa Mayer, one of Google’s first engineers, joined Yahoo as CEO in 2012 in hopes of reviving its fortunes. But the effort has failed to deliver the hoped for payoff and a growing group of investors, led by activist firm Starboard, pressured the company to sell itself. 

With the Verizon acquisition, Yahoo will be led by another former Googler: Tim Armstrong. Armstrong was the CEO of AOL, which Verizon acquired in 2015 and he is expected to lead a newly combined internet group at Verizon consisting of Yahoo and AOL that brings together online ad technology and other valuable assets.

Whether Armstrong will be more successful than the parade of executives who have tried to rekindle Yahoo’s magic only to fail spectacularly remains to be seen.

Yahoo and Verizon did not immediately return requests for comment. 

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Kurt Russell Is Indeed Star-Lord’s Dad in the GOTG Sequel

| July 24, 2016 | 0 Comments




And he’s playing Ego. Naturally. The post Kurt Russell Is Indeed Star-Lord’s Dad in the GOTG Sequel appeared first on WIRED.

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The Problem With Making A Show For 20 Seasons, According To Trey Parker

| July 24, 2016 | 0 Comments



South Park is on the verge of its twentieth season. This is insane. People born on the night that the first episode aired are nearly allowed to drink legally. However, that’s not the biggest issue with making a show for two decades.


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These Two Motivations Created Wild Success For This Business Owner

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If you aren’t willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are willing to learn, no one can stop you.

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Arrow’s Katie Cassidy Is Going To Be On Multiple Shows Next Season, Get The Details

| July 24, 2016 | 0 Comments



We’ve got some truly fantastic news for Arrow fans who aren’t quite ready to say good-bye to actress Katie Cassidy.


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Arrow’s Katie Cassidy Is Going To Be On Multiple Shows Next Season, Get The Details

What We Know So Far About The Flash’s Flashpoint

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We were in the Ballroom 20 audience for this year’s panel on The Flash at Comic-Con, and we’ve got all the information you need going into Flashpoint.


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California Wildfire Spreads Across 20,000 Acres, Prompting Evacuations

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The evacuations encompassed about 1,500 homes, with only a portion of the fire contained by Saturday night, the Forest Service said.

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California Wildfire Spreads Across 20,000 Acres, Prompting Evacuations

24-hour deal: Nexus 6P, phone case, selfie stick and $25 gift card for only $399!

| July 24, 2016 | 0 Comments




You can currently buy the Nexus 6P from the official Google Store for $499, or you can go with Newegg and save yourself $100.

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24-hour deal: Nexus 6P, phone case, selfie stick and $25 gift card for only $399!

Recasting Silicon Valley’s role in society

| July 24, 2016 | 0 Comments




 At Bloomberg’s recent technology confab in San Francisco, Marc Andreessen offered a vision for entrepreneurship, defining it as the ability to see how the world potentially could be, then inventing what is needed to change it. Herein lies the dilemma for Silicon Valley: The same questions that spur its entrepreneurs to remake the world are often the same questions that lead it into conflict. Read More


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Miami Airport workers’ disbelief as ‘UFO’ trailing blue smoke flies over the runway

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The incredible footage, believed to have been filmed at Miami Airport, led to those on the tarmac whipping out their camera phones to snap the strange phenomenon.

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Miami Airport workers’ disbelief as ‘UFO’ trailing blue smoke flies over the runway

How Flashpoint Will Seriously Mess With Barry In The Flash Season 3, According To Grant Gustin

| July 24, 2016 | 0 Comments



Earlier today brought the world’s first trailer for Season 3 of The Flash, setting the stage for episodes that will delve heavily into aspects of the Flashpoint storyline. Grant Gustin revealed to CinemaBlend and other outlets at roundtable interviews during Comic-Con that Barry…


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What’s Up With Bruce Wayne’s Doppelganger On Gotham, According To The Actor

| July 24, 2016 | 0 Comments



Gotham is going some even crazier places than usual in Season 3, but luckily we now have an answer to one of the mysteries the show left us on.


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One Big Thing Game Of Thrones Had To Change About The Battle Of The Bastards

| July 24, 2016 | 0 Comments



“The Battle of the Bastards” was one of the most epic episodes we’ve seen on television in a very long time, if ever. As it turns out, the battle was almost bigger. The only problem was, getting the co-star’s to cooperate was difficult.


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Guardians Of The Galaxy Is Definitely Getting A Disney Attraction, Get The Details

| July 24, 2016 | 0 Comments



It’s been rumored for some time that Disney was looking to reskin one of their rides and turn it into their first Marvel-themed attraction. Today, Disney Parks confirmed that a Guardians of the Galaxy ride is coming to California.


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Jeremy Corbyn in T-shirt scandal where poverty-stricken workers fund leadership campaign

| July 24, 2016 | 0 Comments




Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership campaign is being funded by t-shirts made by poverty-stricken workers in Bangladesh earning just 30p an hour, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

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James Matthews’ astonishing 10 YEAR campaign to woo Pippa Middleton

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The Mail on Sunday can reveal that last weekend’s long-expected engagement to James Matthews involved a decade of waiting and meticulous planning on his behalf.

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James Matthews’ astonishing 10 YEAR campaign to woo Pippa Middleton

Here’s What Vulture Will Look Like In Spider-Man: Homecoming

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It was confirmed at Comic-Con today that Vulture will be appearing in Spider-Man: Homecoming. As an added bonus, they also released concept art of the winged foe, and it’s finally been released to the masses.


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Veteran condemned to die by the NHS on ‘death pathway’ at Hammersmith Hospital

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Great-grandfather Josef Boberek was admitted to Hammersmith Hospital in West London with a chest infection, but died days later after doctors incorrectly told his family he was at death’s door.

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Pokemon Go puts monsters on the summit of Scotland’s highest mountain BEN NEVIS

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Pokémon has hit Britain’s highest peak. We can reveal the creators of the insanely popular Pokémon Go game have established a colony of the much sought-after monsters on top of Ben Nevis.

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Chris Froome to make history by winning the Tour de France for the THIRD time

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He ran up a hill once and fell off his bike twice – but Britain’s Chris Froome will make history today by winning the Tour de France for a third time, the first British rider to do so.

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Theresa May would ‘wipe out’ Jeremy Corbyn and Labour by calling a snap poll

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Michael Dugher MP, a political adviser to Gordon Brown when he ‘bottled’ calling an early election as Prime Minister, predicts that Mrs May would win a 100-seat majority if she went to the country.

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Group backing Jeremy Corbyn leadership campaign has ties to anti-Semitic organisation

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Official from Momentum, described as Corbyn’s ‘Praetorian Guard’, told an undercover reporter she had indirect contact with a disgraced group called the Muslim Public Affairs Committee (MPAC)

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10 Downing Street team urges police to keep 101 callers ON HOLD so they give up 

| July 24, 2016 | 0 Comments




David Cameron’s team encouraged police to use longer recorded messages and deliberately delay callers to the 101 police non-emergency hotline so they would get bored and hang up.

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Clive James jokes about still ‘being here’ despite terminal cancer diagnosis

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The broadcaster was thrown out of the family home four years ago after wife Prue found out he was seeing a woman 24 years his junior. Two years later he was diagnosed with leukaemia.

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Room Actress Brie Larson Is Your New Captain Marvel

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The casting was announced during Marvel Studios’ Comic-Con panel. The post Room Actress Brie Larson Is Your New Captain Marvel appeared first on WIRED.

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Southern rail DOES have a service that always runs but it’s a ‘ghost train’ from East Sussex

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The Mail on Sunday has discovered that the beleaguered operator has at least managed to run one train like clockwork which travels between East Sussex and Brighton.

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Southern rail DOES have a service that always runs but it’s a ‘ghost train’ from East Sussex

Nick Clegg’s wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez launches her Spanish cookbook

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Miriam Gonzalez Durantez knows how to take revenge on her husband’s opponents – serve them red hot peppers and watch them splutter.

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David Walliams and Kate Beckinsale pictured on cosy London dinner date

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Sitting as close as decency allows, Kate Beckinsale and David Walliams put on an amorous performance outside London’s most photographed restaurant on Friday night.

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Police fly in water by helicopter as thousands of holiday makers heading to Dover are left stranded…

| July 23, 2016 | 0 Comments




Thousands of British holidaymakers have been stranded in their cars for up to 12 hours after the Port of Dover was plunged into chaos because of increased security checks by French officials.

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Wonder Woman Is the Hero the World Deserves Right Now

| July 23, 2016 | 0 Comments




Wonder Woman got the first big panel on the biggest day of Comic-Con. All eyes are on her—and they should be. The post Wonder Woman Is the Hero the World Deserves Right Now appeared first on WIRED.

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