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

Weekly Update – Trump meets with Silicon Valley, Yahoo Hack, Canadian data centres

IT World Canada's Brian Jackson and Alex Radu discuss the top stories of the week in tech news. 1 billion accounts hacked in record-breaking Yahoo data breach Montreal sits at the centre of

Published on: December 16th, 2016 Alex Radu

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

Do you Yahoo? 500M affected by new hack

The hits keep coming for beleaguered search engine icon Yahoo Inc. - and not the good kind. On Thursday, the company revealed that what it called a "state-sponsored actor" stole personal information from

Published on: September 23rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Car buyers rely on mobile research, expect net access at dealerships: Yahoo [infographic]

Internet-savvy consumers expect a personalized experience when shopping for a new car, and online marketers, car dealers, and manufacturers all have a role to play in delivering one, according to a pair of

Published on: September 15th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

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


68 per cent of Canadians now banking online: Yahoo [infographic]

A full 68 per cent of us now conduct our banking online, and 63 per cent would do all of our banking on a website or mobile app if we could, according to

Published on: March 24th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Groupon reaches 1 billion sales: A brief and profitable, but tumultuous timeline

Groupon recently announced the sale of its one billionth promotion - an $11 for $20 coupon from Peters, Missouri-based Italian restaurant Pirrone’s Pizzeria, which received $10,000 USD for the honour. (The purchaser, naturally

Published on: March 16th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Yahoo, Weight Watchers, Globe and Mail sages share analytics insights in webinar

If the modern content creator feels like they’re drowning in a sea of customer data, that’s because they are – companies and their marketing departments have more opportunities to track, measure, amplify, optimize

Published on: February 24th, 2016 Christine Wong

Celebrating Facebook’s 12th Anniversary

12 years ago today, the world changed forever. An opportunity was churned into an idea, and that idea is what turned PHP code into a thing. That thing being Facebook. From that point on,

Published on: February 4th, 2016 Ashley Huffman