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Verizon buys Yahoo’s core businesses for $5 billion, Marissa Mayer staying

Internet service provider Verizon is acquiring Yahoo's core businesses for $5 billion. We have all the details on the merger and Verizon's plan to combine Yahoo with AOL in some ways.
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Crowdfunding is coming to British politics with MoreUnited.uk

n the aftermath of the highly contentious Brexit vote, citizens of the U.K. are now looking to take matters into their own hands. Meet MoreUnited.uk, "a new movement setting out to change British politics."
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Jeff Bezos was the third-wealthiest person in the world for a little while

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos officially became the third wealthiest person in the world for a little while on Thursday, replacing Warren Buffet following a particularly bad day on Wall Street.
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Let My Amazon Report tell you if you should actually be paying for Amazon Prime

Looking to save a few dollars on your toothpaste by ordering on Amazon rather than trekking to Wal-Mart? It might seem like a good deal if you're an Amazon Prime member, but is it actually worth it? My Amazon Report will tell you.
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Think you deleted that email? If you’re on Yahoo, that might not be the case

Yahoo's got some 'splaining to do. Apparently, when you delete an email, it's not really deleted. That much has been made apparent by Yahoo's ability to provide law enforcement with a drug trafficker's supposedly deleted emails
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Weekly Rewind: Brain mapping, a possible cure for blindness, and more

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech…
Computing

Access denied: Our favorite, free parental control software

The Internet can be a dangerous place, especially for your loved ones. Check out our selection of the best free parental control software for Windows and Mac OS X, so you can block unsavory sites.
Computing

Could Microsoft have just released the final Windows 10 Anniversary Update build to Insiders?

As Microsoft prepares to end its free Windows 10 upgrades for users, it's concurrently readying the operating system's Anniversary Update --- and the final version before it goes public might be complete.
Web

Airbnb hires team of former city mayors to serve on advisory board

Following backlash from local governments regarding its operation in many cities, Airbnb Inc. is creating a team of former mayors to help navigate its challenges to find solutions.
Home

The dark web may be the only thing to keep your smart home safe

Earlier this week, the Guardian Project, a nonprofit that is responsible for Tor's anonymity network, unveiled a new method for safeguarding the Internet of Things from prying eyes.
Mobile

Microsoft updates OneDrive with automatic 'Pokémon detection'

A new feature bound for Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage service identifies the species Pokémon from augmented reality game Pokémon Go. It's available on the OneDrive app for Android and iOS.
Cool Tech

Microsoft's Dream Job partners will help you prepare for your next position

Microsoft reaches across its product line and to outside sources for a Dream Job program using Word, Sway, Skype, career expert Maxie McCoy, and Moo. The idea is to help people gain confidence and create a professional image while on a job…