Reuters: Technology News
last updated: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 02:31:26 -0400

Verizon to buy Yahoo's core business for $4.83 billion
(Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc said it had agreed to buy Yahoo Inc's core internet business for $4.83 billion in cash, ending a lengthy sale process for the fading Web pioneer.

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BBC News - Technology
last updated: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:20:59 GMT

Ransomware advice service to tackle extortion gangs
European police agency Europol teams up with cybersecurity companies in an initiative aimed at slowing an "exponential" rise in ransomware.

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PC World - News RSS feed
last updated: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 07:21:00 +1000

Yahoo abandons fight, sells internet business to Verizon for $4.8B
Ailing Yahoo is selling of its operating business for US$4.8 billion to Verizon Communications, in a cash deal that will reduce the storied tech firm to mainly holding its cash, stakes in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan and non-core patents.

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Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
last updated: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 07:30:02 -0400

Verizon to buy Yahoo's core business for $4.83 billion

A combination photo of Yahoo logo in Rolle Switzerland and a Verizon sign in San Diego California(Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc said it had agreed to buy Yahoo Inc's core internet business for $4.83 billion in cash, ending a lengthy sale process for the fading Web pioneer. Buying Yahoo's operations will boost Verizon's AOL internet business, which it bought last year for $4.4 billion, by giving it access to Yahoo's advertising technology tools as well as other assets such as search, mail and messenger. The deal marks the end of Yahoo as an operating company, leaving it with a 15 percent stake in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and a 35.5 percent interest in Yahoo Japan Corp .


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New kangaroo species discovered
A NEW study has discovered two new species of extinct kangaroos that lived in ancient Australian rainforests millions of years ago.

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CNET News
last updated: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:36:10 +0000

Pokemon Go banned in ancient Japanese shrine - CNET
Izumo-taisha, one of the oldest Shinto shrines, has banned the game just days after its release in Japan.

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The Face of Mars: A Martian mystery turns 40 - CNET
On this day: On 25 July 1976, Voyager 1 took a photograph of what appeared to be a humanoid face on the surface of Mars.

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Nintendo reminds investors it didn't make Pokemon Go, stock plummets - CNET
The company's share price more than doubled in the two weeks following the release of the augmented reality game -- but it dropped by 18 percent on Monday.

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Pokemon Go perfect storm turns tiny park into suburban nightmare - CNET
With thousands of avid Pokemon Go players flocking to the suburb of Rhodes in Sydney's inner west, the local council has petitioned Niantic for the removal of PokeStops.

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Wild Pokemon fans appear at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 - CNET
Pokepride saw a resurgence at this year's SDCC thanks to the worldwide phenomenon that is Pokemon Go.

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DNC head resigns over WikiLeak email dump - CNET
​Debbie Wasserman Schultz gives up her post after emails are released showing Democratic National Committee officials worked to undermine Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign.

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5 things we learned from San Diego Comic-Con 2016 - CNET
In addition to geek event staples like cosplayers and superhero movie leaks, there were some key thematic takeaways. For one, the '90s are back.

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New faces highlight roster of DC shows on The CW this fall - CNET
The DC/CW panels in Ballroom 20 at Comic-Con doled out some details about the shows before they roll out this fall and showed off a lot of cast camaraderie, too.

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Pokemon Go team leaders' names revealed, Eevee evolution trick confirmed - CNET
Joining Team Mystic, Instinct or Valor? Then meet Blanche, Spark or Candela respectively, introduced at San Diego Comic-Con.

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Microsoft drops Xbox One price to $250 - CNET
No doubt making room for its upcoming slim version, Microsoft brings down the price of its original Xbox One in time for summer heat waves.

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New 'Sherlock' trailer offers season 4 clues - CNET
New mysteries await Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes. But is his nemesis James Moriarty back from the dead, or does a more dangerous foe have sights on the Great Detective?

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New 'Lego Batman Movie' trailer reveals Robin's hilarious origins - CNET
Batman may team up with fellow superheroes Superman and Wonder Woman, but it's his interactions with sidekick Robin we can't wait to see in the upcoming Lego movie.

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Reporter plays Pokemon Go during State Department ISIS briefing - CNET
Technically Incorrect: A journalist admits to a State Department spokesman that he's keeping one eye on the game.

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Clinton camp accuses Russians of releasing DNC emails to help Trump - CNET
Clinton campaign says Russian hackers are to blame for WikiLeaks release of emails showing the Democratic National Committee favored Clinton over Sanders in the primaries.

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Pokemon Go has taken over Comic-Con - CNET
At San Diego's annual pop culture fest, whose lifeblood is unapologetic obsession, the smartphone game is the fixation of the year.

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Trump's new Twitter ad boasts about how much applause he got - CNET
Technically Incorrect: Did you know that those in the convention hall in Cleveland applauded 33 percent of the time. Now there's a belief in big data.

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'Suicide Squad' rocks as worst heroes ever in new remix trailer - CNET
See the Joker, Deadshot, Harley Quinn and the rest of the unhinged members from Task Force X in the newest "Suicide Squad" trailer, featuring music from the movie soundtrack.

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Brie Larson to star as Carol Danvers in 'Captain Marvel' - CNET
Marvel reveals that the Oscar winner will play the lead in the upcoming superhero film, "Captain Marvel."

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11 things we learned from 'Star Trek Beyond' - CNET
It's more Trek than it looks, and it's all about Brexit. Here's what we learned from the new Star Trek movie. Spoilers on the starboard bow, captain!

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The Road to Philly: DNC delegates turn to crowdfunding - CNET
Like their candidates, delegates to the convention are turning to the internet and social media to help raise money.

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Newest X-Men entry 'Legion' is a...brainscrambler - CNET
And it looks like the show based on the Marvel Comics character might rock our world.

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'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword' gets modern feel, lock, stock and throne - CNET
In his signature style, director Guy Ritchie reimagines the legend of King Arthur as a rough-around-the-edges bloke who just wants what's rightfully his -- the throne.

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Guardians of the Galaxy are set to break out of Disney's California Adventure Park - CNET
Disney is getting its own, special "bunch of a-holes" in real life.

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Marvel reveals more mysteries in second 'Doctor Strange' trailer - CNET
See Benedict Cumberbatch as Marvel's Sorcerer Supreme using magic to tackle mayhem caused by a supernatural enemy.

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Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o join 'Black Panther' cast - CNET
Jordan, Nyong'o and Danai Gurira join Marvel's "Black Panther" cast alongside Chadwick Boseman. Learn more about their characters in a new featurette. Plus, a new logo.

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BuzzFeed - Geeky
last updated: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:48:04 -0400

Little Girls Went To Comic-Con Dressed As Rey And That's So Important

THIS. IS. IMPORTANT.

Our new Star Wars heroine, Rey, is brave, extremely intelligent, and kicks butt when necessary. Most importantly, she's given the millions of little girls who saw The Force Awakens an amazing female role model.

Our new Star Wars heroine, Rey, is brave, extremely intelligent, and kicks butt when necessary. Most importantly, she's given the millions of little girls who saw The Force Awakens an amazing female role model.

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And this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, little girls got to dress up as a Star Wars character they love and identify with.

And this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, little girls got to dress up as a Star Wars character they love and identify with.

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Look at this fierce scavenger.

Look at this fierce scavenger.

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How exciting is it that this tiny Rey has a role model who can speak multiple languages?

How exciting is it that this tiny Rey has a role model who can speak multiple languages?

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Canadian Teens Cause an International Incident Playing Pokémon Go
"They lost track of where they were"

Two Canadian youngsters distracted by playing Pokémon Go accidentally crossed the border into the U.S. and had to be apprehended in Montana by federal agents, officials said Friday.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection said agents found the pair of juveniles illegally entering the U.S. last Thursday by foot. The two were “unaware of their surroundings” while playing the popular game on their cellphones.

“Both juveniles were so captivated by their Pokémon Go games that they lost track of where they were,” U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Michael Rappold said in a statement.

The teenagers were brothers from Alberta, the Toronto Star reports. Officials said they were both later reunited with their mother.

Pokémon Go tasks players with walking around their neighborhoods (and, apparently, border areas) to find and catch Pokemon.

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last updated: Mon, 08 Oct 2012 07:22:42 +0000

liamalexander: My daily stats: 12 new followers, 9 new unfollowers via http://t.co/hROlspGI
liamalexander: My daily stats: 12 new followers, 9 new unfollowers via http://t.co/hROlspGI

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Twitter / Favorites from liamalexander
last updated: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 22:44:57 +0000

alanjonesUK: RT @PopSci: Scientists finally have some answers about the mysterious "dark matter" in the human genome: http://t.co/Gm4Fh0B6
alanjonesUK: RT @PopSci: Scientists finally have some answers about the mysterious "dark matter" in the human genome: http://t.co/Gm4Fh0B6

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last updated: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 22:09:20 +0000
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Verizon acquires Yahoo for $4.8b

Verizon has agreed to acquire Yahoo for $4.83 billion in an all-cash deal. The telecom giant, which also owns AOL, will bring under its wing all of Yahoo’s search, communications and digital content products, as well as its ad services, which cumulatively reach a global audience of over 1 billion users. The deal doesn’t include Yahoo’s shares in Chinese ecommerce and tech titan Alibaba or its shares in Yahoo Japan. Yahoo will continue to hold these assets under a publicly traded investment with a new name after the transaction is closed.   Developing…

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