Yahoo data breaches unlikely to sink Verizon deal, Bloomberg finds

Think December's reveal that hackers were able to harvest personal information from 1 billion Yahoo Inc. accounts in 2013 is going to affect its pending $4.8 billion USD acquisition by U.S. telecommunications giant

Published on: January 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

One billion Yahoo accounts hacked in largest data breach ever

Just a few months after announcing that in 2014 500 million accounts were hacked, Yahoo Inc. is at it again, disclosing this week that in 2013 one billion accounts were hacked in the

Published on: December 15th, 2016 Alex Radu

Verizon CEO confirms Yahoo acquisition about digital media during earnings call

Verizon Communications Inc. CEO Lowell McAdam has confirmed that yesterday's acquisition of Yahoo Inc. was more about content than its well-known search engine, calling it "a transaction that will make us an even

Published on: July 26th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Yahoo acquisition more about content and ad tech than search, analysts say

Monday's announcement that Verizon Communications Inc. would be purchasing Yahoo Inc. for $4.8 billion USD prompted a range of expert opinion, but most can agree on at least one thing: the American telecommunications

Published on: July 25th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood


Verizon to buy Yahoo for $4.8 billion USD

Basking Ridge, N.J.-based telecommunications firm Verizon Communications Inc. plans to acquire Internet search and media company Yahoo Inc. for $4.83 billion USD in cash, the U.S. organizations announced this morning. In a press

Published on: July 25th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Just how trendy is The Force Awakens on social media, anyway?

It's a pretty safe bet to assume that many Canadians (this writer included) are looking forward to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens this weekend, especially with reviews now indicating the

Published on: December 18th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

Motorola Xoom debuts Honeycomb in U.S. launch

To buy or not to buy? That's the question right now as the Motorola Xoom, Google's first Android Honeycomb tablet, gets ready to make its grand debut. The Xoom launched south of the

Published on: February 25th, 2011 JR Raphael

‘4G’ joins ‘HD’ as meaningless marketing label

If you’re a marketer, the temptation of adding two letters to your product or service description that is immediately associated as “good” in the mind of consumers is just too irresistible. That’s why

Published on: February 9th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Apple predictable on iPhone 5 launch, analyst says

Apple will introduce the next iPhone on June 6, an analyst said today."There's absolutely no reason for them not to," said Ezra Gottheil, an analyst with Technology Business Research. "The pattern they've set

Published on: February 8th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft gets allies in patent fight against Toronto firm

Red Hat, Verizon, and Hewlett-Packard have jumped in to provide support to Microsoft in its patent dispute with Toronto-based firm i4i. The group combined forces to file an amicus brief to the U.S.

Published on: February 4th, 2011 Julie Bort

Samsung Omnia II disappoints with slow performance

On the surface, the Samsung Omnia II seems to be the Windows Mobile phone that fans have been waiting for. With its gorgeous 3.7-inch AMOLED touch display, attractive design, and impressive specs, this

Published on: December 3rd, 2009 Ginny Mies

Spam mastermind gets four years in slammer

Alan Ralsky, the self-styled "Godfather of Spam" has been sentenced to more than four years in jail for a scheme that used spam to manipulate stock prices in order to make a profit.One

Published on: November 27th, 2009 Jeremy Kirk and Brian Jackson

Motorola Droid no iPhone killer despite innovations

Editor's note: This is a review from our sister U.S. publication about the Motorola Droid, which will sell under the Motorola Milestone name in Canada.Here we go again: Another swaggering company claims to

Published on: November 16th, 2009 Galen Gruman