So my employer changed. Verizon has finished purchasing the Yahoo operations and we are being combined with AOL to form Oath. My team is not being affected much in this transition, but as we combine forces, I'm sure we will see some changes.
One big perk, Verizon discounts on mobile perks and services. Sweet!
It has finally arrived. When Apple added the CallKit technology to iOS 10, we immediately saw the potential for tapping Yahoo Mail to deliver Caller ID to our users. The idea is that people have hundreds of phone numbers in their inbox from email signatures or inside messages and by gathering these together we can show who someone is when they call simply because they had sent you an email.
Here is a photo taken by my Aunt Pat on my graduation day from University of Chicago. My father had asked for me to buy him a beer to pay him back for sending me to college, so we all headed over to Jimmy's, including my Granny Jo, to celebrate. Good times.
Yahoo! has had a $4.83 billion dollar offer made by Verizon to purchase it's operating business! Everything that people think of as Yahoo will be wrapped up in a new company and combined with AOL to better extend our search and ad platforms while bringing in substantial user growth.
Lots of changes are obviously ahead of us, but everyone seems pleased with the deal. I hope they don't ask me to move to New Jersey.