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Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017
Now that federal telecom regulators have repealed net neutrality, it may be time to brace for the arrival of internet "fast lanes" and "slow lanes."
The net neutrality rules just voted down by the Federal Communications Commission prohibited such "paid prioritization," as it's technically...
Friday, Mar. 24, 2017
The Senate voted to kill Obama-era online privacy regulations, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell your browsing habits and other personal information as they expand their own online ad businesses.
Those rules, not yet in effect,...
Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017
AT&T, Verizon and several other major advertisers are suspending their marketing campaigns on Google's YouTube site after discovering their brands have been appearing alongside videos promoting terrorism and other unsavory subjects.
The spreading boycott confronts Google with a...
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017
Yahoo is taking a $350 million hit on its previously announced $4.8 billion sale to Verizon in a concession for security lapses that exposed personal information stored in more than 1 billion Yahoo user accounts.
The revised agreement, announced Tuesday, eases investor worries that...
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 2016
Verizon's deal for Yahoo could give the phone company a stronger foothold in digital advertising as it takes what it knows about its customers' whereabouts and combines that with Yahoo's popular destinations and AOL's advertising expertise.
To boost traffic and revenue even more, Verizon...
Monday, Jul. 25, 2016
Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet.
It is the second time in as many years that Verizon, extending its digital reach, has snapped up the remnants of a fallen internet star. The nation's largest wireless carrier...
Monday, Jul. 25, 2016
Verizon has agreed to buy online portal Yahoo Inc. for roughly $5 billion, according to multiple media reports, each citing a single unnamed source.
The deal is expected to be announced formally on Monday before markets open, the reports said.
Verizon had emerged in recent days as...
Wednesday, Apr. 6, 2016
Could the next "House of Cards" be coming to your phone?
That's what Verizon hopes now that it's paid more than $100 million for a piece of the online-video studio AwesomenessTV. It's the latest attempt by a maturing, mainstream corporation to find growth in non-traditional video...
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015
Verizon has long been known as a home phone and wireless service provider. But it's evolving to make more money by tracking what we watch and read on our phones.
About two-thirds of U.S adults now carry smartphones, according to the Pew Research...
Tuesday, May. 12, 2015
Verizon is buying AOL for about $4.4 billion, advancing the telecom's push in both mobile and advertising fields.
The acquisition gives Verizon an entryway into increasingly competitive online video. The New York company is the country's largest...