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Verizon Has Now Taken Control of Yahoo – Launches Oath

Verizon Communications has finalized its purchase of Yahoo. Now that the deal is complete, Verizon is merging its Yahoo and AOL assets into a new media company called Oath. Oath encompasses some 50 brands, including HuffPost, Yahoo Sports,, Makers, Tumblr, Build Studios, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Mail, and many more. Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer, a […]

Facebook Will Share Real-Time Map Data with Emergency Services

Facebook this week said it plans to provide humanitarian and other aid organizations with real-time access to its maps during natural disasters and other emergencies. Facebook says it will strip user identities from its map data while still showing where people are moving, where people might be marking themselves as safe, and other, similar trending […]

Sprint Takes Full Control of 100 Stores It Shared with Dixons Carphone

Sprint today said it will acquire 100 retail stores that it has operated in partnership with Dixons Carphone since last year. The two companies created a joint venture in February 2016 that relied on retail know-how from Dixons Carphone to sell Sprint goods and services. The joint venture had 500 stores around the country, all […]

Universal Studios Japan Breaks Groud on Super Nintendo World

Super Nintendo World broke ground at Universal Studios Japan Thursday in Osaka. The festivities kicked off with a welcome from Mario, Nintendo’s moustached mascot. “The new Nintendo themed area will have different levels and will offer our guests an unique experience,” explained Jean Louis Bonnier, CEO of Universal Studios Japan. “It will provide a complete […]

Amazon Ends Its Unlimited Cloud Storage Program

Amazon has sunsetted its unlimited cloud storage plan for Amazon Drive — although members of its Prime subscription club will still get unlimited cloud storage for photos. From today, people signing up for Amazon Drive will not be able to select an unlimited cloud storage option. Instead they can choose either 100 GB for $11.99 […]

Lyft Partners with Boston Self-Driving Auto Startup NuTonomy

Lyft has made a new partnership with Boston-based self-driving car startup NuTonomy.  The firms intend to power-up a limited pilot in Boston within the next few months, in which Lyft users will be able to hail one of NuTonomy’s driverless vehicles by using Lyft’s app. The two will focus not just on the robot sensor […]

Amazon Discounts Prime Membership for Government Benefits Recipients

On Tuesday, Amazon announced that it is offering a 45 percent discount on Prime memberships — $5.99 a month instead of $10.99 month — to U.S. residents receiving government assistance. Shoppers with an Electronic Benefits Transfer card — used for benefits like the Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program — are eligible for the lower […]

Supreme Court Takes a Case Which Focuses on Accessibility of Cell Location Data

The Supreme Court said it will hear a case (PDF) regarding whether or not law enforcement can access certain types of cell location data without a warrant. As it stands today, the government does not need to get a warrant when seeking location and other information held by phone companies. In a 1979 court case, Smith […]

Alphabet Class A Shares, $GOOGL, Past the $1000 a Share Mark

Alphabet Class A shares ($GOOGL) hit new record highs today, soaring past the $1,000 per share mark. Alphabet Inc Class A is up 7.80 points on the day, or 0.78%. Alphabet Inc Class C, is still just below the $1,000 mark. The new record prices come as Google’s ad business continues to grow, the Mountain […]

IBM Announces 5nm Chip Architecture

CPUs found inside desktop PCs and laptops are 14nm chips or larger, with the next jump being 10nm. Today IBM announced an industry-first process for building 5nm chips. The new process will be presented in detail at the 2017 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits conference in Japan this week. IBM worked with partners Samsung […]

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