Yahoo’s board reportedly agrees to $4.8 billion Verizon bid

July 26, 2016 0

 According to reports that are starting to trickle in, Yahoo’s board has accepted the terms of the Verizon offer we reported last week. The core assets of the company that started life in Jerry Yang and David Filo’s 1994 Stanford dorm room as “Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web” — and at one point was one of the highest valued properties on… Read More

AOL’s Tim Armstrong explains the Yahoo acquisition and what’s next

July 26, 2016 0

 Following a months-long bidding process, Verizon announced this morning that it’s acquiring Yahoo’s core business for $4.83 billion. The goal, it seems, is to merge Yahoo with AOL (which Verizon acquired last year) to form a single organization that can compete with digital media giants like Google and Facebook. (AOL, by the way, owns TechCrunch.) The deal is expected to close in… Read More

Microsoft wants you to write better, stay focused and bore fewer people

July 26, 2016 0

 Microsoft announced a number of updates to Word, PowerPoint and Outlook today that will bring more of its machine learning smarts (among other things) to some of its core Office suite products. For Word, the focus is on helping you become a better, more confident writer. With Researcher for Word, the team is now building a new tool into Word that helps you find information regarding the… Read More

The Xbox One S gets bundled ‘Madden’ and ‘Halo’

July 26, 2016 0

 Sure the plain ole Xbox got a price drop to $249 ahead of the release of the console’s svelte new configuration, but Microsoft’s still looking to lure in bargain hunters who’ve been eying the 40-percent slimmer new console. This morning the company showed off two Xbox One S bundles, due out a few weeks after the system’s August 2 debut, each featuring one of the… Read More

Google Maps gets a cleaner look and starts highlighting areas of interest

July 26, 2016 0

 It’s been a busy week for the Google Maps team. As we reported earlier today, the Google Maps apps are getting a Wi-Fi-only mode and the team is also bringing more crowdsourcing tools to the mobile apps. The company kept the biggest announcement for today, though: Google Maps on iOS, Android and the web is getting a new and cleaner look with a more subtle color scheme. The idea… Read More

Google’s Android Phone app now identifies spam callers

July 26, 2016 0

 There’s nothing worse than answering a call from a number you don’t recognize and getting locked into an awkward sales or marketing call. Well, those incidents may be less frequent for many after Google added spam call detection to its phone app for Android. Read More

Amazon partners with U.K. government to test its drones

July 26, 2016 0

 Amazon today announced that it has partnered with the U.K. government to test some of the technologies that may one day enable its Prime Air drone delivery service. In a partnership with the U.K. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Amazon now has the permission to explore beyond-line-of-sight operations in rural and suburban areas (something the U.S.’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)… Read More

Solar Impulse 2 touches down in Abu Dhabi to complete its round-the-world trip

July 26, 2016 0

 Four continents, 24,800 miles, and more than 500 days later, Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are back where they started. The pair of Swiss pilots completed their round-the-world tour in the Solar Impulse 2 today, landing in Abu Dhabi early this morning. The multiple record-breaking trip was completed without any fuel, trading off flying duties for the journey, which lasted a total of… Read More

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