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Verizon close to securing $5 billion Yahoo buyout; updated

Verizon is reportedly close to finalizing a deal to purchase Yahoo’s core internet business for $5 billion. The telecommunications giant, which bought AOL last year for $4.4 billion, has long been considered the favorite to win the bidding for Yahoo’s…

Time Inc. reportedly interested in merging with Yahoo

Time Inc. is said to be the latest company interested in some or all of Yahoo's assets. Sources familiar with the matter tell Bloomberg that Time Inc., which owns Sports Illustrated, Time, Fortune and People magazines, has heard a presentation…

Struggling Yahoo to fire 1,700 employees and close five offices

Things aren't going so well for Yahoo, and CEO Marissa Mayer is desperately attempting to steady the ship. Revenues continue to decline, leading the company to lay off 15 percent of its workforce – approximately 1,700 employees – and shut…

Yahoo Mail can now aggregate your Gmail account, too

Yahoo launched its redesigned Mail app back in October. One of its standout features was the ability to aggregate mail from other services although at launch, only AOL, Hotmail and Outlook accounts were supported. Google's Gmail was notably absent from…

Yahoo relaunches Messenger app with a modern flair

Yahoo has scooped up what’s likely dozens of companies over the past few years, all in an attempt to remain relevant in the modern era. Ironically enough, it’s a software relic from the past that could steer the ship back…

Yahoo launches silent video chat app Livetext

It seems like everyone is jumping on the mobile messaging bandwagon in some form or another. Given the competitive landscape, however, one needs to come up with a unique concept or gimmick to stand out among the crowd. Yahoo believes…