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Yahoo Isn't Really Going Away (At Least, Not Yet)
January 10th, 2017 by The Verge on Digital Pivot
Yahoo will be renamed “Altaba” and company CEO Marissa Mayer will step down from its board of directors once its major sale to Verizon closes, according to an 8-K filing released by Yahoo earlier today. It’s a crazy string of events that sounds like the end of one of the web’s most iconic properties.

Yahoo Confirms a 'State-Sponsored' Hack Affected More Than 500 Million Accounts
September 23rd, 2016 by The Verge on Digital Pivot
In a statement released today, Yahoo said a hack of its network in late 2014 breached information related to at least 500 million user accounts. The company says it believes "a state-sponsored actor" is responsible for the hack. "The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers..."
As Yahoo Shows Us, Making the Sausage is an Ugly Process
December 2nd, 2015 by Mike Bush on Flack Me
Every flack has the story of sending the wrong draft of a document to a client. Maybe it was the fake, sarcastic version of a press release you wrote to get a quick rise out of colleagues. Maybe it was the version with the extra comment of “Hey, why are we letting them refer to this as news?” Or maybe it’s the version with changes still tracked...
Yahoo, The NFL, and OTT Streaming
October 27th, 2015 by Mike Bush on Flack Me
This past Sunday, the NFL streamed a football game live from London, eschewing traditional TV in favor of a true Internet-only offering. The game was between the Bills and Jaguars—it’s like the NFL looked around and figured that this match-up of less-than-marquee teams was their best chance to ensure...
Don’t Remember Your Password? No Problem!
March 17th, 2015 by Jennifer Graber on Digital Pivot
Raise your hand if you have ever locked yourself out of an account in an attempt to log on. All hands should be raised at this point. With the myriad of online accounts, sites, and emails...
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