Verizon Formally Announces $4.8B Deal To Buy Yahoo

Phone giant Verizon will blend Yahoo, one of the Internet’s oldest and best-known properties, with AOL — which it bought last year — as part of a $4.83 billion deal the companies announced this morning.
The agreement — expected to close by early 2017 — will leave Verizon with more than 25 internet brands including Yahoo’s assets in mail, social media platform Tumblr, news, lifestyle media, and entertainment. Yahoo Mail has more than 225 million monthly active users.
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Verizon Announces $4.83 Billion Yahoo Acquisition

The waiting game is over: Verizon officially announced an agreement to acquire Yahoo’s flagging Internet business in a deal worth $4.83 billion in cash. If it’s not exactly a match made in heaven, it’s a marriage of opportunity for both parties. Verizon will combine the operations of AOL with Yahoo, two longtime rivals that were frequently said… Read more »

Chinese Authorities Crackdown On Online News Reporting

Looks like the Drudge Report won’t be coming to China anytime soon. China’s top online regulator, the intriguingly monikered Cyberspace Administration of China, is cracking down on internet companies’ original news reporting. A report by Bloomberg states the regulator has ordered leading internet companies such as Sina Corp and Tencent, to stop its own original news content and rely instead on state run agencies. The crackdown on the middle Kingdom’s online news portals…

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China Halts Original News Reporting By Non-State Media (Reports)

China has ordered the halting of news reporting by online media. Companies in the online and mobile sectors have been told to disband their reporting teams and instead carry only news content supplied by state-controlled media firms. The order is understood to have come from the Cyberspace Administration of China. Firms that received identically worded… Read more »

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren & Michelle Obama Talk To The Democrats!! Kravitz & Dratch On SETH!!

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren & Michelle Obama Talk To The Democrats!! Kravitz & Dratch On SETH!! Monday TV Talkback!!

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Most people watched the Monday RNC activities on NBC. CNN and Fox News were in a three-way tie with “TI & Tiny.” Meanwhile, people love that fucking “Bachelorette”:
Mondays, June 13-July 18, 2016 (Adults 18-49; repeats in gray; older weeks in parentheses) 1.9 (1.9) (0.4) (2.0) (2.1) (—) The Bachelorette 1.8 (1.8) (—) (1.9) (1.8) (1.9) American Ninja 1.4 (1.4) (0.9) (1.4) (1.4) (—) Love & Hip-Hop 1.2 (1.1) (0.9) (1.1) (1.2) (1.0) WWE Raw 1.1 (—) (—) (—) (—) (—) RNC NBC 0.9 (—) (—) (—) (—) (—) RNC CNN 0.9 (—) (—) (—) (—) (—) RNC FN 0.9 (—) (—) (—) (—) (—) TI & Tiny 0.7 (0.8) (0.6) (0.9) (0.8) (0.9) Mom 0.7 (0.6) (—) (0.6) (0.7) (0.5) Real Housewives OC 0.7 (—) (—) (—) (—) (—) RNC ABC 0.7 (0.7) (0.4) (0.9) (0.8) (0.9) So You/Dance 0.6 (0.6) (—) (0.7) (0.7) (0.7) Scorpion 0.6 (0.7) (0.6) (0.9) (0.8) (0.8) 2 Broke Girls 0.5 (0.5) (—) (0.5) (0.5) (0.4) Major Crimes 0.5 (0.5) (—) (—) (—) (—) Misfit Garage 0.5 (0.6) (—) (—) (0.5) (0.6) Rizzoli & Isles 0.5 (—) (—) (—) (—) (—) RNC CBS 0.4 (0.4) (—) (—) (0.3) (0.4) Are You The One 0.4 (—) (—) (—) (—) (—) Daily Show 0.4 (0.4) (—) (—) (—) (0.5) Fat N Furious 0.4 (0.3) (0.4) (0.3) (0.3) (0.4) House Hunters 0.4 (0.3) (0.4)

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Breaking: Syrian Suicide Bomber Attacks German Music Festival; 12 Injured

The attack, at a music festival in the Bavarian town of Ansbach, raises more questions about security at music events. Please note: this is a developing story.  Please back for ongoing updates and details. A Syrian refugee detonated a suicide bomb outside a music festival in the southern German city of Ansbach (pictured above) on Sunday […]

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