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Verizon makes an Oath (after closing $4.5 billion Yahoo purchase)

Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo closed today, which means that the company best known as a wireless carrier and TV and internet service provider is also now the proud owner of two of the internet’s biggest names (from the year 2000): AOL and Yahoo. Now that AOL and Yahoo are under the same roof, Verizon plans […]

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Verizon to acquire Yahoo’s web business for $4.8 billion

There were rumors floating around last year that AOL and Yahoo were considering a merger. Then Verizon went and bought AOL for $4.4 billion instead. Now it looks like AOL and Yahoo will be under one roof after all, because Verizon is spending $4.8 billion to acquire most of Yahoo’s business. Basically Verizon will handle […]

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Verizon to buy AOL, bringing two of America’s best-loved brands together

The largest wireless carrier in the US has announced plans to buy one of the biggest internet portals… or rather, the company that was one of the biggest internet portals in the 90s. Verizon plans to buy AOL for $4.4 billion. AOL has actually changed quite a bit over the past 20 years. The company […]

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Goodnight Winamp: Classic music player shuts down December 20th, 2013

Well this really whips the Llama’s ass: Winamp is closing up shop on December 20th, 2013. The music player will no longer be available for download from Winamp.com after that date, although I suspect you’ll still be able to find the free app at other websites. The good news is that there’s nothing stopping you […]

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Lilbits (6-21-2013): Petabyte optical discs, Google Reader replacements

A few years ago we started to see optical discs that could store as much as a terabyte of data, making a 50GB Blu-ray disc look like small potatoes. But new breakthroughs mean we could see DVD-sized discs that could hold up to 1000 times as much data. Whether anyone will buy those discs is […]