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freehe
freehe
2/27/2017 9:20:13 PM
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Verizon Shaves Off $350M
I briefly read an article about this earlier. It makes sense to offer a lower price. It is great that Verizon will also take responsibility for the breach. I have a Yahoo account and received an email from Yahoo to change my password which I did. I don't associate any personal information to my free email accounts so hackers were not able to get anything from me.

I leave the personal information fields blank or enter bogus data.

 

 

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
2/27/2017 8:59:15 PM
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Re: Verizon/Yahoo
ElizabethV,

Some of the most expensive mailing lists out there are for archaic product catalogs and/or "does anyone still do that" services. The reason advertisers pay top dollar for them is that they include a large proportion of people who have had a lot of money for a long time. Those are the people who will -- and can -- spend now. I'm just guessing Yahoo is apt to be the equivalent.

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DHagar
DHagar
2/27/2017 6:30:41 PM
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Re: Verizon/Yahoo
@elizabethv, I think you have it right - I see it the same.  They will take the skeleton and build their Verizon vision.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
2/27/2017 6:22:42 PM
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Re: Verizon/Yahoo
That definitely makes sense that the large Yahoo base were the people who 15 even 20 years ago were jumping in with both feet to the new technology found with the internet. I personally went the hotmail route back then, but I do remember the popularity of Yahoo at the time. And those that have hung on to Yahoo would likely be akin to Crazy Uncle Earl. Lol. In fact, I would probably assume that just because someone still hangs out around the Yahoo crowd, doesn't mean they haven't moved on or kept up with technology. Just that they still find some use in Yahoo. Which makes sense, they aren't completely irrelevant, they've maintained more to their infastructure than hotmail has without a doubt. 

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DHagar
DHagar
2/27/2017 6:12:53 PM
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Re: Verizon/Yahoo
@Michelle, exactly!  And as you correctly stated, they are buying the internet knowledge and expertise of the market.  You can see they are moving into the digital/internet space.

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
2/26/2017 10:52:52 PM
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Re: Verizon/Yahoo
ElizabethV --

The thing "no one else knows" is probably the self-selection process of Yahoo users.

Though I've seen it in data several times, word doesn't seem to get around that many of today's stodgy stick in the muds were early adopters in the 90s and early 0s. So the stodgy old coot (of 45) hanging on to Yahoo was probably a young try-anything type around the turn of the century (when he was 28). 

And early adopters, especially back before 2005, tended to be very affluent -- and one of the best ways to predict how rich you will be in 15-20 years is to look at how rich you are now.

So at a guess, Yahoo has an unusual number of people who made a pile and retired rich, people who are serial successful entrepreneurs, and other demographic groups who are very valuable and very hard to get.

Or, for your analogy: because he knows Crazy Uncle Earl is crouching in the basement with coffee cans stuffed full of money!

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dcawrey
dcawrey
2/26/2017 2:12:17 PM
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Re: Verizon/Yahoo
Hopefully Verizon is able to capitalize on these one billion users. I don't think it's going to be any easy task to start monetizing on this deal. 

The one thing I am wondering is if Verizon intends to use Yahoo's assets to create mobile apps the way Google has done. It would take a lot of engineering to pull off, but it's got to be part of the plan here. 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
2/25/2017 7:43:48 PM
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Re: Verizon/Yahoo
The new Administration clearly thinks bigger is better--the consumer seems to be lost in the shuffle.   Let's indeed see where it all goes.

 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
2/25/2017 5:24:37 PM
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Re: Verizon/Yahoo
@DHagar - I have to wonder if Verizon will even work to keep Yahoo as we know it in tact. They may just take the technology and client base and turn it into something else altogether, something much more "Verizon-like" than "Yahoo-like." Especially given that the name of Yahoo has left a lot to be desired as far as stirring thoughts of "cutting-edge, new technology." 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
2/25/2017 5:23:04 PM
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Re: Verizon/Yahoo
@mpouraryan - I would be surprised if the new administration is really all that concerned about competition. So long as profits are being maintained, I think they would probably be satisfied. We'll find out I guess. 

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