Crunch Report | WikiLeaks Publishes DNC Emails

WikiLeaks publishes a ton of democratic national committee emails, a bunch of employees leave reddit, Pokemon Go is live now in Japan, Verizon is close to buying Yahoo assets, Gravity4 CEO Gurbaksh Chahal has violated probation. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Read more »

Hero prankster puts Yahoo up for sale on Craigslist

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Things just keep getting worse for Yahoo. In case Yahoo's short-term outlook wasn't bleak enough , the company has now been listed in for sale ad on Craigslist. SEE ALSO: We're approaching the end of Yahoo as we know it Though hilarious, the fake ad —  posted to Craigslist Thursday  — will likely hit a little too close to home for some.  For one, the ad lists the embattled Internet giant for $8 billion OBO (or best offer) — a figure that has been widely reported to be at the top of the range of what the company could fetch on the open market.   " A rare find, this one-of-a-kind Internet original is now available to the public for a limited time," the ad reads. Read more... More about Yahoo and Tech Read more »

5 can’t-miss apps: Airtime, theSkimm, Zenege and more

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With Apple dropping the new rose gold Macbook and Yahoo getting closer and closer to a sale, you may have missed some of this week's best new apps. See also: Apple's 2016 MacBook is a beautiful compromise Each weekend, we round up a few of our favorite new and updated apps. This week's list includes a group messaging app from Napster's founder, a music-making app and new spin on a classic game. Check out the gallery below to see our top picks. If you're looking for more, take a look at our last roundup of can't-miss apps. Have something to add to this story Read more »

Yahoo email accounts down for some users for hours

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A large number of users claim they have not been able to access their Yahoo email accounts for most of Saturday The reports of problems appear to have begun early Saturday morning, with no public announcement regarding the status of its email service from Yahoo as of this writing See also: Yahoo is locking people out of their email if they use ad blockers However, many other users report no problem accessing their Yahoo email accounts. Upon further examination, it appears that a large number of Yahoo email users being locked out are located in the UK. A visit to DownRightNow, a site that monitors the status of various major online services, displays a message that reads "Likely service disruption." Read more... More about Yahoo , Email , Tech , and Apps Software Read more »

Tom Izzo, Denzel Valentine and the bittersweet beauty of March Madness

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Michigan State lost in of the biggest upsets in March Madness history Friday when 15-seed Middle Tennessee State took down the 2-seed Spartans, 90-81.  But the beauty of March — a big part of the reason why this month is so insanely fun — is that we find poignancy in the most unexpected places.  This is the mini-story of Tom Izzo, Denzel Valentine, Michigan State and the bittersweet beauty of March Madness. SEE ALSO: Baylor star demolishes dumb question after March Madness loss to Yale Valentine is Michigan State's senior star. A do-it-all guard who nearly averaged a triple-double in high school, he turned down NBA money to return for his fourth college season and try to win a national championship under Izzo, the Spartans' legendary coach. That dream ended Friday with the stunning loss to Middle Tennessee State.  Read more... More about Ncaa , Basketball , Tom Izzo , Michigan State , and March Madness Read more »

Yahoo Plans To Cut 15 Percent Of Workforce, Reports $4.5B Writedown On Tumblr, Americas And Europe

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 Yahoo confirmed plans today to lay off approximately 15 percent of its workforce. The company made the announcement in conjunction with its its fourth quarter earnings, where it reported revenue of $1.27 billion and earnings per share of 13 cents. That’s ahead of revenue estimates — had analysts had predicted revenue of $1.19 billion and EPS of 13 cents. The Wall Street… Read More Read more »

Gmail Now Has More Than 1B Monthly Active Users

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 During its earnings call, Google today announced that Gmail now has more than 1 billion monthly active users. That’s up from 900 million the company announced during its I/O developer conference last May and up from 425 million in 2012. With this, Gmail joins six of Google’s other popular projects, including Search, Chrome, Android, Maps, YouTube and Google Play that all also have… Read More Read more »

If At First Your Acqui-Hire Sucks, Try Again

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 It took back-to-back acqui-hires for me to learn there’s a right way and a wrong way to do them. We had made it. Despite running low on money and having little traction, my company was acqui-hired by Yahoo in October of 2013. I was thrilled to have a large salary at a well-respected company. Seventeen months later, I was laid off. Read More Read more »

YouTube Gaming For Android Gets A “Cardboard Mode” For More Immersive Viewing

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 YouTube Gaming, Google’s answer to Twitch, is trying to stay ahead of the curve by adding new functionality quickly. One such feature is only available for Android right now, and it’s a “Cardboard Mode” that allows you to watch any video with a theater-type big-screen setting feel. Read More Read more »

Atlassian Closes Up 32%, Valuing The Company At $5.8B

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 Potentially the last tech IPO of the year ended its first day of trading with a bang. Atlassian, a maker of collaboration and software development tools, ended the day up about 32%. With that rise, Atlassian — which raised money at a $3.3 billion valuation before going public — is now worth nearly $6 billion, making it one of the strongest IPOs of the year. Atlassian’s… Read More Read more »