Posts tagged with: Yahoo
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    Juan's review of the Alcatel Idol 4S is LIVE, but what did Juan get wrong in his review? Apple sells it's billionth phone while sales decline. Blackberry delivers the "world's most secure Android smartphone", but can we trust that claim in the light of recent encryption issues? Those stories, and we'll tackle your viewer emails! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 211 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the live video broadcast at 2:00pm Eastern on July 28th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. And don't forget to shoot your ...

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    Verizon is hoping for a brighter earnings picture with its acquisition of Yahoo, but until things actualize, man -- the struggle was real for the Checkmark this quarter. First, the numbers: revenue slid 5 percent from a year ago to $30.5 billion. Operating income fell to $4.55 billion, down 42 percent, while the company's net rake totaled to $702 million, 83 percent worse off than 2015. Verizon blames part of the decline on a seven-week "work stoppage" or a wireline labor strike by the Communications Workers of America. Focusing on the wireless side, the company added on 585,000 ...

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    Verizon, which has been the leading horse out of five bidders to buy out Yahoo!, is said to be finalizing its acquisition of the multimedia company for $5 billion. A source to Bloomberg said that we should see the deal announced in a few days. Verizon would be getting all of Yahoo's real estate and internet assets. Intellectual property will be going to a separate buyer. With this move, Verizon will expand its already-rich content bay — it picked up Engadget from its AOL acquisition, after all — with gains of Flickr, Tumblr, a stake in Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba and the ...

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    Another tech colossus is reportedly for sale, and just like last year, when AOL sought new management and financial support, Verizon seems the odds-on favorite to take Yahoo over. Only this time, the largest wireless service provider stateside has competition. Strong, reputable and vast competition, including the likes of Google, Time Inc., and private equity funds Bain and TPG. Not carrier arch-rival AT&T, though, as Ma Bell has different fish to fry, considering a Yahoo bid, but ultimately deciding against joining next week’s first-round auction. Despite persistent monetary woes, ...

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    Email may no longer find itself on the top of the list of ways you reach out to communicate with someone online, but even as it sees its star fade a little, it's still the backbone of the internet's communication infrastructure. As a result, it's no surprise how protective we can be of our email addresses, and losing access to an account or being forced to change our address can feel a bit like losing our identity – not to mention creating a major logistical headache in the process. If that's left you hesitant to check out the options from some other email providers out there, Google's ...

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    When it comes to instant messaging on your smartphone, where do your allegiances lie? Do you stick with platform-affiliated options like iMessage or Google Hangouts? Or are you more a fan of third-party options like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, or Telegram? These days we've got a ton of options to choose from, and there's heavy competition amongst devs to get and keep users. Yahoo's well aware that it's going to have to keep things fresh if it's got any hope of not losing users to its peers, and today it reveals its plan for doing just that, unveiling a brand new Yahoo Messenger ...

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    From cruise control to do-it-yourself, the amount of control users can have over Android Back in late 2013, we covered an extensive range of Android launchers for the different people who might have wanted something a little different from their phone's native skin. Hell, even before then, we were all up in Launcher Wars.  This was back when Android 2.2 Froyo was out and HTC's Sense UI was drool-worthy. Obviously, Android's facade had a good helping of TLC over the past few years. And while OEMs trend toward cleaner appearances, the appeal of Material Design guidelines as well as the ...

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    How does a company like Yahoo stay relevant in a world where we've long moved past the days of manually indexed websites, a world where out-Googling Google at pure search seems like a gargantuan task? Instead of trying to relive past glory, Yahoo instead has its sights set on the future, and in an earnings call this week, CEO Marissa Mayer discussed one of the ways her company intends to do just that, moving into the realm of voice search and personal assistant services. Just like Apple has its Siri, Google its Google Now, and Microsoft its Cortana, Yahoo wants a voice assistant of its ...

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    Apple seems to be drifting farther apart from the original partnership it started with Google on the original iPhone. Surely Google has brought significant competition to Apple on the Android space, but some of these changes have actually been positive for Apple in the long run. We all remember the disastrous move to Apple Maps, but that doesn't change the fact that Google Maps wasn't allowed to launch its own app in the end, and the same can be said about YouTube updates after Apple decided to stop bundling it. Rumors have it that more changes are to come, but these ones might not be as ...

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    Coming in right before Google I/O 2014 kicked off, search-engine giant Yahoo! got into the Android launcher game by releasing its app - Aviate Launcher - out of beta and into the Play Store - no special invitation needed. In the past, launchers focused on widgets, wallpapers, and making icons for your apps look good, with slick transitions between homescreens. Recently, however, that seems to be shifting. We just saw Nokia's new launcher (which is in a very limited pre-beta and won't run on rooted phones). It promises to learn how you use your device and show you the apps that are relevant ...

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    Skipping listener mail for two weeks in a row? We know, we know ... unconscionable. But we also know you'll forgive us in exchange for two things: a packed review schedule, and an awesome podcast guest. We're bringing you both of those as the week winds down to a close. In addition to the usual news segment narrated by the soothing voice of Chief News Editor Stephen Schenck, we've got additional insights on Samsung's new Galaxy S5: how it compares to its forebears, how well it fares against competition like the HTC One M8, and a debate on the merits of standout features like the ...

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    Yahoo's recently appointed CEO Marissa Mayer, who by the way, helped lead Google into the search giant it currently is, seems to have second thoughts about Google products. A recent report from BusinessInsider, which seems to come from a highly credible source close to Yahoo has just mentioned that: Apparently, Yahoo employees use all sorts of different devices – BlackBerrys, iPhones, Androids, whatever – and Mayer believes the company would be better off if it identified one device/platform on which it should make its products really shine, and got employees used to what it’s like ...

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