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Edgio emerges from Limelight’s shadow

With Yahoo Edgecast fully acquired, Edgio promises the fastest web applications on the planet running on its global edge network In March, Limelight Networks announced plans to acquire Yahoo Edgecast. The company signed a definitive agreement to acquire Yahoo’s Edgecast business unit in an all-stock transaction...

Limelight acquires Yahoo’s Edgecast to become Edgio

Limelight has acquired Yahoo's Edgecast. Rebranded Edgio, the new business aims to offer an edge platform beyond just content delivery.

Softbank buys Yahoo Japan brand from Verizon for $1.6 billion

The Yahoo Japan transaction will go into effect after Verizon's pending deal with Apollo closes Verizon has signed over Yahoo Japan assets to Z Holdings, a division of Japan’s SoftBank Group, for approximately $1.6 billion, securing the Japanese company’s rights to the branding and technology...

Kagan: Verizon getting back on track after selling AOL, Yahoo

Verizon, like every other company must continually find new pathways for growth going forward. That’s why several years ago they acquired both AOL and Yahoo. I never saw the benefit and thought it was a big mistake. Now, several years later, apparently Verizon CEO...

Verizon confirms sale of media assets to Apollo for $5 billion

Verizon CEO: 'Verizon Media will take off in its new home' Anyone who has followed the storyline of Verizon’s media assets knows that it’s been a somewhat rocky, convoluted journey, beginning with the carrier’s purchase of AOL for $4.4 billion in 2015, and then Yahoo...

Verizon Media launches open source, big data COVID-19 search engine

The Verizon Media search engine has become a potentially life-saving COVID-19 tool  Last month, the White House unveiled its COVID-19 Open Research Data (CORD-19) initiative, an open source, big data processing program to aid treatment and vaccine research. But, as you might expect, there is...

Verizon transforms Yahoo into a wireless service provider

The web services provider is now called Yahoo Mobile Ever since purchasing Yahoo in 2017, Verizon has been working hard to diversify the web services provider’s business strategy in order to make it more profitable. The most recent development on this front is Yahoo’s transition...

Verizon rids itself of ‘misunderstood’ Tumblr for a reported $3 million 

Tumblr has finally found the "perfect partner in Automattic," says Verizon  Verizon is finally unburdening itself with the sale of Tumblr, a once promising social media platform that the carrier acquired when it purchased Yahoo in 2016. It has been reported that Verizon sold Tumblr to Auttomatic, the parent company of WordPress, for...

Job cuts expected in wake of Verizon’s Yahoo purchase

Verizon shareholders are meeting today to approve Yahoo purchase; deal should close next week Verizon is reportedly planning to cut up to 2,100 jobs as it combines AOL and Yahoo. These would be jobs at AOL and/or Yahoo, not the parent company. The news was...

ONF unveils Open Innovation Pipeline to counter open source proprietary solutions

ONF and ON.Lab claim the OIP initiative to bolster open source SDN, NFV and cloud efforts being hampered by open source-based proprietary work. Tapping into an ongoing merger arrangement with Open Networking Lab, the Open Networking Foundation recently unveiled its Open Innovation Pipeline...

Worst of the Week: Verizon, Yahoo, T-Mobile and Sprint – let’s make a deal!

The pending Verizon purchase of Yahoo and possibility of a Sprint and T-Mobile tie-up show insane deals are what makes the telecom world go round. Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There’s a lot of nutty stuff...

Verizon calm on T-Mobile and Sprint impact; looks toward 5G, IoT

Verizon shrugged off short-term competitive impact from rivals T-Mobile and Sprint, notes 5G trials remain on track for 2017 and IoT continues to grow Verizon Communications released third-quarter financial results this week that show a considerable influence from rivals in the mobile space on growth,...

Report: AT&T targets media acquisitions

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson is reportedly studying a list of potential takeover targets as the company plans a transition from a content delivery network to a content creation network. AMC Networks, Discovery and Scripps Networks were all named by Bloomberg as potential AT&T takeover...

Analyst Angle: Yahoo hack – what this means to the enterprise

Connected to the Yahoo hack, can users protect themselves from future attacks and will it affect the sale to Verizon/AOL? I think you’d have to have been living in a cave if you didn’t see any online news stories or live TV news broadcasts about...

Analyst Angle: RIP Yahoo

With Verizon acquiring the operating business of Yahoo, the final chapter in the life of a past internet superstar as an independent company has been completed Back in the late '90s, I started and chaired a company called PortableLife, which was headed by Lou Panetta....

Yahoo CEO discusses selling internet assets to Verizon

Last week Verizon Communications made a deal to buy some portions of Yahoo's businesses, specifically the troubled internet portal’s operating assets for $4.83 billion in cash. This builds on Verizon's previous acquisition of AOL, which the carrier said would create a "new rival in mobile media...

Verizon partners with Bharti Airtel to push digital content into India

Verizon digital content distribution plans in India set to begin with four points of presence in Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and New Delhi Verizon Communications’ Digital Media Services in looking to expand its distribution presence announced a partnership with India telecom operator Bharti Airtel to launch...

Sprint, T-Mobile CEOs skeptical of Verizon's Yahoo buy

T-Mobile and Sprint CEOs are skeptical of telcos getting into the content business Earlier this week Verizon Communications announced its intention to acquire Yahoo's internet-related businesses for $4.83 billion to grow its user base and content portfolio. Now that the long-rumored deal has been articulated,...

Sprint eyes rate plan changes tied to iPhone as stock soars

Sprint stock hits 20-month high, as management talks potential rate plan changes tied to the next iPhone launch, tests lower-priced unlimited data Sprint has had its fair share of ups and downs over the past several years, but reaction to the carrier’s latest quarterly results...

Verizon agrees to buy Yahoo

Yahoo acquisition fuels global ambitions Verizon Communications has sealed a deal with Yahoo, agreeing to buy the troubled internet portal's operating assets for $4.83 billion in cash. By combining Yahoo with AOL, which it bought last year, Verizon said it will reach more than 1 billion...

Verizon/Yahoo update, iPhone hack … 5 things to know today

1. Verizon Communications could announce a deal to buy Yahoo as soon as next week. The carrier is expected to pay around $5 billion for Yahoo's core internet business, but take a pass on the company's patent portfolio. Verizon, which already owns AOL, can...

SoftBank set to buy ARM, Yahoo bids due … 5 things to know today

1. Sprint parent SoftBank is set to buy the intellectual property behind the processors inside most of the world's smartphones. The Japanese company is paying roughly $32 billion for ARM Holdings, the British company that designs the cores inside most of the processors built...

Verizon, AT&T in third round of bidding for Yahoo internet assets

According to reports, the carriers are competing for Yahoo holdings As Yahoo continues to work with potential buyers of its internet and associated businesses, reports suggest both Verizon Communications and AT&T have made it to a third round of bidding. CNBC reports: "After holding a board...

Verizon, AT&T in third round of bidding for Yahoo internet assets

According to reports, the carriers are competing for Yahoo holdings As Yahoo continues to work with potential buyers of its internet and associated businesses, reports suggest both Verizon Communications and AT&T have made it to a third round of bidding. CNBC reports: "After holding a board...

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