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July 31, 2017 7:54 PM How to stream ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7, episode 3 for free

Two weeks into the seventh season of Game of Thrones, and we’ve already been treated to a massive, shocking battle on the open seas. It was likely just one of many battles to come in the final two seasons, but even if there isn’t any blood shed in this weekend’s episode – “The Queen’s Justice” – I have a feeling we’ll be talking about the long-awaited 92

July 31, 2017 9:14 AM SoftBank Is Said to Plan Making Direct Offer for Charter

Masayoshi Son, the chairman of Japanese technology goliath SoftBank Group Corp., wants in on the U.S. cable market. And he appears determined to use Charter Communications Inc. to get him there, one way or another. Son’s initial gambit failed: Charter on Sunday rebuffed his proposal to combine the company with Sprint Corp., which SoftBank controls 75

July 13, 2017 12:27 PM Verizon Wireless customer information exposed in data breach

A huge data leak at Verizon Wireless exposed millions of customer records, but the company blamed an outside vendor for the breach. The FOX Business Network’s Tracee Carrasco reported, “Names, addresses, phone numbers and, in some cases, the security pins of millions of Verizon customers publicly exposed online by one of the company’s vendors, Nice systems 80

July 13, 2017 10:42 AM 6M Verizon Customer Account Details Exposed

The data was exposed by a Nice Systems engineer based in Israel who forgot to secure Verizon's customer data stored in the cloud. Another day, another unsecured data storage system reveals millions of customer records. This time it's Verizon customers in the US who were at risk, and the exposure is due to a misconfigured cloud-based file repository owned 143

July 12, 2017 3:40 PM Net neutrality’s Day of Action: Everything you need to know

Net neutrality refers to the idea that internet service providers (ISPs) and governments should treat all data the same. They should not be allowed to block, throttle, or charge based on user, content, website, platform, application, equipment type, or communication mode. Net neutrality is currently provided in the U.S. under the Title II provision of the Telecommunications 120

June 19, 2017 6:19 PM So long, Yahoo. Hello ... Altaba?

This odd-sounding moniker (AltabaVista? Jessica Altaba?) is the new name for what's left of Yahoo. The core business of Yahoo is now owned by Verizon -- and it is becoming part of a separate unit of the telecom giant called Oath, which also includes AOL. But Yahoo shares are still trading on Wall Street. Sorta. Yahoo sold its digital properties, like its fantasy 84

June 19, 2017 3:13 PM HFF arranges acquisition financing for BLVD Place

HFF arranged financing for Whitestone REIT, the new owner of BLVD Place, a Whole Foods-anchored mixed-use development at Post Oak Boulevard and San Felipe in Uptown. The seller was a partnership of San Francisco-based Bailard and Houston-based Wulfe & Co. HFF was also involved in the sale of the property. HFF arranged $80 million in financing for the acquisition 51

June 13, 2017 6:50 PM Sprint’s Latest Salvo in Wireless Price War: Free, Unlimited Service

Customers who sign up for the free service must own their smartphone and will be asked to start paying Sprint’s regular rates after a year Sprint Corp. is giving away unlimited wireless service for a year to customers who switch to the No. 4 U.S. carrier, an aggressive move in an already fierce industry price war. The promotion, which includes unlimited 73

June 13, 2017 4:26 PM It's official: Verizon finally takes over Yahoo

Verizon has taken over Yahoo, completing a $4.5 billion deal that will usher in a new management team to attempt to wring more advertising revenue from one of the internet's best-known brands. Tuesday's closure of the sale ends Yahoo's 21-year history as a publicly traded company. It also ends the nearly five-year reign of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, who isn't 113

June 13, 2017 3:57 PM Verizon closes $4.4B Yahoo deal, Marissa Mayer steps down

Marissa Mayer, President and CEO of Yahoo, has resigned. Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it closed its $4.48 billion acquisition of Yahoo Inc’s core business and that Marissa Mayer, chief executive of the internet company, had resigned. The No. 1 U.S. wireless operator is rebranding AOL and Yahoo as part of a new venture called Oath, led by AOL Chief 65