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The latest version of Yahoo Mail helps users find attachments and deals

The latest version of Yahoo Mail helps users find attachments and deals Yahoo Mail is getting a mobile update, with new versions of the iOS and Android app launching today. Many of you probably haven’t tried out Yahoo Mail in years, but Senior Director of Product Management Josh Jacobson noted that it’s […]

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How Zhihu’s become one of China’s biggest hubs for experts

How Zhihu’s become one of China’s biggest hubs for experts Zhihu may not be as well known outside of China as WeChat or ByteDance’s Douyin, but over the past eight years, it has cultivated a reputation for being one of the country’s most trustworthy social media platforms. Originally launched as a question-and-answer […]

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Fresh out of Y Combinator, Tandem lands millions from Andreessen Horowitz

Fresh out of Y Combinator, Tandem lands millions from Andreessen Horowitz Tandem, one of the most sought after companies to graduate from Y Combinator’s summer batch, will emerge from the accelerator program with a supersized seed round and an uncharacteristically high valuation. The months-old business, which is developing communication software for remote […]

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What will Tumblr become under the ownership of tech’s only Goldilocks founder?

What will Tumblr become under the ownership of tech’s only Goldilocks founder? This week, Automattic revealed it has signed all the paperwork to acquire Tumblr from Verizon, including its full staff of 200. Tumblr has undergone quite a journey since its headline-grabbing acquisition by Marissa Mayer’s Yahoo in 2013 for $1.1 billion, […]

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Axios’ Dan Primack on ‘the most polarizing startup that exists’

Axios’ Dan Primack on ‘the most polarizing startup that exists’ Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a bit special. Instead of meeting up at the TechCrunch HQ to record the episode, Kate and Alex met up in muggy […]

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Verizon is selling Tumblr to WordPress parent, Automattic

Verizon is selling Tumblr to WordPress parent, Automattic Six years after Yahoo purchased Tumblr for north of $1 billion, its parent corporation is selling the once dominant blogging platform. WordPress owner Automattic Inc. has agreed to take the service off of Verizon’s hands. Terms of the deal are undisclosed, but the number […]

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Former Oath CEO Tim Armstrong is exiting Verizon with a payout worth more than $60 million

Former Oath CEO Tim Armstrong is exiting Verizon with a payout worth more than million Tim Armstrong will leave Verizon Communications with an awards and benefits package worth more than $60 million. The Wall Street Journal calculated the total amount based on a securities filing from last Monday by combining Armstrong’s compensation […]

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EU gov’t and public health sites are lousy with adtech, study finds

EU gov’t and public health sites are lousy with adtech, study finds A study of tracking cookies running on government and public sector health websites in the European Union has found commercial adtech to be operating pervasively even in what should be core not-for-profit corners of the Internet. The researchers used searches […]

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After more than 10 years, Flickr frees its login system from Yahoo

After more than 10 years, Flickr frees its login system from Yahoo Oh joy, oh rapture, unsubdued, Flickr’s login is no longer tied to Yahoo. The photo-sharing platform announced today that it will roll out a new system to members over the next few weeks that doesn’t require a Yahoo ID. This […]

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Startups Weekly: Is Munchery the Fyre Festival of startups?

Startups Weekly: Is Munchery the Fyre Festival of startups? It was a tough week. Journalists around the U.S. were hit hard by layoffs, from HuffPost to BuzzFeed News to Verizon Media Group, which owns this very site. The government entered day 35 of the shutdown before President Donald Trump agreed to a […]

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