Verizon launched a free service designed to stop robocalls.
The company is offering Verizon customers a free version of its Call Filter service and is also deploying new technology to “authenticate” caller ID.
The free version of Call Filter will alert customers when a call is likely spam, report unsolicited numbers, and automatically block robocalls based on customers’ preferences.
A personal block list and ability to identify unknown callers is part of the paid version of the Call Filter app, which will cost Verizon customers $2.99 per month, per line. A personal block list and ability to identify unknown callers is part of the paid version of the Call Filter app, which will cost Verizon customers $2.99 per month, per line.
Once the proposed $4.8 billion sale to Verizon is completed, CEO Marissa Mayer announced she would resign from the company’s board and the company could even get a new name.
After the Verizon deal closes the company would be renamed Altaba
The Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones from Google will be carried by Verizon Wireless
Yahoo admitted that back in 2014 there was a theft of 500 million accounts. However, Verizon who recently acquired Yahoo in July for $4.83 billion has not finalized the acquisition and says this is news to them, they’re just learning about this.
The hacking of yahoo account certainly comes at a bad time when Yahoo is in the process of selling its company to the mega giant Verizon. The hack, became known in August when an infamous cybercriminal named “Peace” said on a website that he was selling credentials of 200 million Yahoo users from 2012 on the dark web for just over $1,800. The data allegedly included user names, easily decrypted passwords, personal information like birth dates and other email addresses.
Verizon will acquire AOL for a total price of around $4.4 billion based on $50 per share figure, the company announced Tuesday morning — a valuation 17 percent higher than AOL’s current $42 share price. Verizon will take on all AOL businesses, including its websites such as The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, and AOL.com, plus its programmatic advertising platform. The future in front of AOL and the industry requires scale, mobile, and video – and partnerships. The announcement of the acquisition is only the start for Verizon and AOL. The deal must be put before regulatory bodies for approval, and conditions will have to be met. Should it all go to plan, Verizon expects the deal to close during the summer.