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Amar Toor

Verizon agrees to buy Yahoo for $4.83 billion

Verizon today announced that it plans to acquire Yahoo for $4.83 billion, confirming a deal that was first reported last week. In a press release, the internet service provider said that Yahoo will be integrated with Aol, which Verizon acquired last year for $4.4 billion.

Under the deal, Verizon will acquire Yahoo's online brands and email service, which has around 225 million monthly active users worldwide. In addition to Yahoo's than 1 billion users, Verizon will gain the web giant's...

TechCrunch

Jon Russell

India’s Quikr snaps up Hiree to grow its recruitment service

 Indian classifieds startup Quikr has made an undisclosed acquisition to grow its recruitment business. Read More

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Romain Dillet

Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.83 billion

 After a months-long bidding process and many layoffs, Yahoo has finally found a buyer. Verizon (which owns AOL, which owns TechCrunch) is officially acquiring Yahoo’s core business for $4.8 billion, which includes Yahoo’s advertising, content, search and mobile activities. Read More

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Ingrid Lunden

AOL CEO Armstrong’s Yahoo memo: ‘We’ll work closely with Marissa’

 Today Verizon confirmed that it plans to acquire Yahoo’s core assets — search, advertising and content, along with Yahoo’s Sunnyvale real estate — for $4.83 billion in cash. That business will in turn be combined with AOL, which Verizon acquired last year for $4.4 billion. Whether Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo, will be coming to Verizon too is not yet clear,… Read More

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Mashable

Alicia Tan

Man picks bride up in helicopter, causes massive traffic jam

Someone needs to give this couple their own reality show called "Rich Kids of Shanghai."

In a show of wealth, the Chinese couple in question, turned more than a few heads when they chartered a helicopter to pick them up in the middle of a busy road to transport them to their undisclosed wedding ceremony location on Sunday.

According to Chinese local reports, the unnamed newlyweds are both from extremely wealthy and influential families. So wealthy that they got permission from the...

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Lindsay Davis

Louis Theroux made a film about Scientology and the trailer is wacky

Documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux is well-known for confronting the weird, the wacky and the controversial in his work, but in his first feature-length doc he takes on possibly his most ambitious topic yet: the elusive Church of Scientology. 

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Made in collaboration with director John Dower and producer Simon Chinn, the film features several re-created scenes based on the accounts of former members, including...

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Sonam Joshi

Bollywood star Salman Khan acquitted of poaching endangered animals

An Indian court has acquitted Bollywood star Salman Khan in an 18-year-old case involving the poaching of endangered wildlife in the state of Rajasthan, overturning earlier verdicts that had sentenced him to prison.  

SEE ALSO: Twitter slams Bollywood actor Salman Khan for saying he felt like a 'raped woman'

Khan was accused of hunting chinkaras (Indian gazelles) in two separate cases in 1998, while shooting for his film Hum Saath Saath Hain. His co-stars Saif Ali Khan and Sonali Bendre...

Fast Company

Stephanie Vozza

What Happened When I Got Rid Of Everything In My House That Doesn't Spark Joy

Do socks really "spark joy?" This writer went through (nearly) every item in her house with some surprising results.

I hate clutter. Growing up, my favorite book (and the only one I kept from my childhood) was The Boxcar Children, a story of four orphans who live in an abandoned train car with few belongings. I didn't realize it until I became an adult, but this book resonated with me because I've always had minimalist tendencies. Less is definitely more.

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TechCrunch

Jon Russell

SoftBank’s Pepper robot goes on sale in Taiwan in first overseas launch

 Pepper, the humanoid robot from SoftBank, is headed overseas for the first time after going on sale in Taiwan today. Read More

TechCrunch

Steve O'Hear

Big data company Teradata acquires UK’s Big Data Partnership

 More consolidation in the so-called big data space. Publicly-listed U.S. big data company Teradata has acquired London-based Big Data Partnership, a startup that provides big data solutions and training to help companies become more savvy in the use of, well, big data. You may have noticed a recurring theme here. Read More

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JONATHAN WOLFE

New York Today: New York Today: A Dominant Delegation

Monday: The Democratic National Convention, oppressive heat continues, and Restaurant Week.

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ADEEL HASSAN

Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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LIZETTE ALVAREZ

Fort Myers, Fla., Shooting Leaves 2 Dead and 17 Wounded, Officials Say

The shooting, at a nightclub, occurred just 43 days after a gun rampage in Orlando that killed 49 people.

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JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS

White House Letter: Obama at D.N.C.: Character Witness and Prominent Clinton Convert

The president’s speech on Wednesday in Philadelphia will aim to bolster Hillary Clinton’s standing with voters still wary of her.

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ADAM NAGOURNEY

How Can Hillary Clinton Sell Herself to Voters Who Already Know Her?

A political fixture for a generation, Mrs. Clinton faces the task at this week’s convention of persuading parts of the electorate to take another look at her.

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MICHAEL D. SHEAR

Democratic Convention: What to Watch For on Day 1

The party will attempt to find unity under a “United Together” theme, and Bernie Sanders will get one last chance to push his agenda on a big stage as he speaks.

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