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Verizon on Verge of Acquiring Yahoo

Verizon is reportedly nearing a deal to acquire Yahoo. The story could become major news early next week. It is already the top story on Techmeme as we head into the second to the last weekend in July. Read more... July 22, 2016

Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn in $26 Billion Deal

Microsoft and LinkedIn have announced they have signed an agreement that has Microsoft acquiring the social network in a $26.2 billion deal. LinkedIn is one of the top social networks and is by far the largest business-focused social network. It is also a top jobs hub. Read more... June 13, 2016

Tribune Publishing Changes Name to Tronc

Tribune Publishing announced today that it will changes its name to Tronc, Inc. The name change will officially become effective on June 20. A new ticker symbol change to TRNC will also become effective on June 20, 2016. Read more... June 2, 2016

Time Inc. Confirms Myspace Passwords Compromised in Security Breach

Time Inc. has confirmed reports that the Myspace social networking site suffered a security breach. Time Inc. came into control of Myspace earlier this year went it acquired the assets of Viant Technology. Read more... May 31, 2016

Twitter to Give Users More Room for Text in a Tweet

Twitter has announced it is giving users more room for text in a tweet. Tweets will still remain at the 140 character limit but things like media attachments and @names in replies won't count toward your limit. Read more... May 24, 2016




Snapchat Raises Another $200 Million for $20 Billion Valuation

Snapchat has reportedly raised another $200 million giving the chat-based social network that relies on photo and video sharing a staggering $20 billion valuation. Facebook once offered $4 billion for the company. The offer was turned down. Read more... May 23, 2016

Scripps Buys Cracked for $39 Million

Scripps has acquired the humor brand Cracked. The ad-supported Cracked runs a website, apps and a podcast. It also creates original video. Cracked is known for blending humor with satire and social criticism. Read more... May 17, 2016

NBCUniversal to Acquire DreamWorks Animation

NBCUniversal has announced plans to acquire DreamWorks Animation. The $3.8 billion deal is expected to close by the end of 2016. Comcast is the parent company of NBCUniversal. Read more... May 14, 2016

Instagram Unveils New Logo and App Design

Instagram has unveiled a new look for its logo as well as a new app design. The logo is a dramatic change from its previous logo which contained a camera face image. The new logo is just an outline of a camera. It is also very, very bright with yellow, orange, red, purple and other colors. Read more... May 11, 2016

Australian Entrepreneur Craig Wright Claims He Created Bitcoin

Australian entrepreneur Craig Steven Wright claims he is the person behind Bitcoin. Wright says the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto is his. Satoshi Nakamoto was the pseudonym used by the Bitcoin creator. Read more... May 2, 2016



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