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July 25, 2016, 5:55 PM

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Yahoo:
Marissa Mayer says she plans to stay at Yahoo but does not specify for how long, in company wide email  —  Today is a big day for Yahoo! This is the email that I sent to Yahoos around the world today.  Given the interest around our journey to this point, I wanted to share more about today's announcement.
Verizon Communications Inc.:
Verizon confirms plans to acquire Yahoo's Internet business for $4.83B in cash; deal excludes some IP, stakes in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan  —  Transaction will create a new rival in mobile media technology reaching over 1B users* with an unrivaled roster of the world's most beloved brands
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Yahoo's remaining assets to rebrand after sale to Verizon in 2017  —  One asset that Verizon will be getting as part of its $4.83 billion acquisition of Yahoo's core assets, which it did not specifically mention in its big announcement today, is Yahoo's (in)famous brand — main name, purple color and exclamation mark all included.
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple taps highly regarded hardware executive Bob Mansfield to oversee car project  —  Highly regarded executive helped bring to market many of Apple's signature products  —  Apple Inc. has tapped a highly-regarded senior executive who helped bring to market many of Apple's signature products …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter tries to explain itself as a breaking news destination in new marketing campaign  —  Do you have to tweet to use Twitter?  Is Twitter a social network?  Many people still think so because the company has failed to properly position itself - and its broader use cases - to the general public throughout the years.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows 10 Anniversary Update brings minor tweaks like improved Windows Ink support, Edge extensions, dark theme and other UI refinements, new Skype app, more  —  In just a few short days, Microsoft will be celebrating Windows 10's first birthday.  It has been a busy year that has seen …
CBS News:
FBI is investigating suspected Russian hack of DNC, which led to an email trove on Wikileaks  —  WASHINGTON — The FBI confirmed Monday that it's investigating the hack involving Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails.  —  “The FBI is investigating a cyber intrusion involving the DNC …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Security-as-a-service startup StackPath nabs $180M, 4 acquisitions including MaxCDN  —  A mass migration of IT services to the cloud, coupled with a huge growth of connected devices, has created a perfect storm for security breaches with some 400 million malware attacks identified last year alone according to IDC.
William Alden / BuzzFeed:
Zenefits settles for $62,500 with Tennessee over insurance violations, will keep operating in state, creates precedent for talks with other regulators  —  The deal, which will allow Zenefits to continue operating in Tennessee, gives the startup a precedent to use in negotiations with regulators in other states.
Bloomberg:
Nintendo stock plummets after it warned on Friday that the financial impact of Pokémon Go will be limited  —  Shares can fall as much as 18 percent today, per exchange rule  —  Nintendo's U.S.-listed shares dropped 11 percent on Friday  —  Nintendo Co. shares plunged after the company …

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Microsoft:
Winning hackathon project now helping millions read and write  —  Teacher Merlyne Graves used to spend hours recording for her students who struggled with reading.  Not any more.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
It's go time for Go Zoho!  —  It's not often that you hear of a tech company taking a vintage Airstream trailer on the road to help users in their own neighborhood.  Then again, Zoho's no ordinary tech company.

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