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The Verizon-backed Yahoo carrier you forgot existed is shutting down

The Verizon-backed Yahoo carrier you forgot existed is shutting down

Oh, Yahoo. How the mighty have fallen. It seems like only yesterday you ruled the internet, handling mail, search, and news for hundreds of millions of internet users across the globe. But things have changed, and while the Yahoo brand has continued to live on, it's currently being sold off by Verizon to Apollo Global Management. The future of Yahoo Mobile — a carrier you definitely remembered existed — wasn't disclosed when Verizon announced the sale last month, but unfortunately for its customers, the service is shutting down in August.

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Verizon sells off its AOL and Yahoo media properties, including Engadget and TechCrunch

Verizon sells off its AOL and Yahoo media properties, including Engadget and TechCrunch

For the last few years, some of the web's most long-running tech media publications have been owned by a giant telecom company. Verizon bought AOL in 2015 and Yahoo in 2017, which meant that websites like Engadget and TechCrunch were under its new Verizon Media umbrella. Today Verizon announced that it's selling off Verizon Media to a holding company, Apollo Global Management. The new organization will go by the old Yahoo name.

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Yahoo Finance finally picks up 2012's hottest UI feature

Yahoo Finance finally picks up 2012's hottest UI feature

Yahoo Finance is a great tool for keeping track of business news and the ups and downs of the stock market. One feature that has been inexplicably missing from the Android app is two-finger pinching when viewing a graph, despite all of its competitors and even the iOS version offering this. Thankfully, it's finally been addressed in the latest version of the app, which was released last week.

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Yahoo Mobile still exists, partners with ZTE to launch $50 Android phone

Yahoo Mobile still exists, partners with ZTE to launch $50 Android phone

Remember when Yahoo became a carrier? Well, it still is a carrier — we have parent company Verizon to thank for that. Yahoo Mobile offers a $40/mo. unlimited plan (with caveats)and, now, it can sell you a phone to go with that Big Red cell service. That phone is the ZTE Blade A3Y.

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Yahoo Lite now available on Play Store for low-storage devices

Yahoo Lite now available on Play Store for low-storage devices

Verizon-owned Yahoo has already made a few lightweight versions of its bloated applications, intended for Android Go devices or other phones with minimal amounts of memory/storage. The latest addition is Yahoo Lite, which is now available on the Play Store and only takes up around 1MB of space.

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Yahoo Mail now has a section for watching NFL games, because why not?

Yahoo Mail now has a section for watching NFL games, because why not?

Yahoo Mail is one of the most popular apps under Verizon's combined AOL/Yahoo umbrella of web services, so it has naturally been loaded to the brim with bloat. The app already had dedicated tabs for online deals and shopping, neither of which have much to do with sending email, and now Yahoo is adding videos to the mix.

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Yahoo to launch $40 unlimited mobile plan powered by Verizon

Yahoo to launch $40 unlimited mobile plan powered by Verizon

Compared to the earlier days of the internet, Yahoo isn't the most known or well-liked company around anymore. It's not even an independent business any longer, as it was bought by Verizon in 2017. That might be why it has decided it's time to create a mobile phone plan, which could help make it feel relevant again. The company is gearing up to launch Yahoo Mobile, a virtual network that relies on Verizon's infrastructure and gives you unlimited 4G data, texts, and calls for $40 a month. The website is currently only accessible via its URL; Google Search won't find it yet.

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Yahoo has a new Bing-based search service, and it says it's like super duper private, guys

Yahoo has a new Bing-based search service, and it says it's like super duper private, guys

Yahoo was an internet heavyweight during the early years of the internet—before Google, of course. Today, Yahoo is a shell of its former self as a subsidiary of Verizon with no real search product of its own. It's trying to build one, though. The company's new One Search is available on the web and via an Android app. It's just Bing with some added features, but Yahoo promises it's really secure.

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Yahoo video app comes to Android TV

Yahoo video app comes to Android TV

Android TV has been around for a few years at this point, and there are ample video streaming options. However, we've somehow limped along without a Yahoo app until now. Outrageous! The nightmare is finally over with the launch of Yahoo's Android TV client. Joking aside, Yahoo produces a lot of video, and you might want to watch some of it on your TV.

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The new Yahoo Mail app is made for one-handed grocery shopping

The new Yahoo Mail app is made for one-handed grocery shopping

Yahoo Mail isn't quite as ubiquitous as it once was, but plenty of people use both the app and email service for their long-form communication needs in 2019. Today Yahoo is pushing out an entirely new version of the app, with modern focus on one-handed use with taller phones, faster access to attached files, and tools to help you save cash — plus a strange (but potentially useful) grocery coupon clipping tool that has nothing to do with email.

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