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The 18 biggest tech products that bombed, died, or disappeared in 2018

2018 saw its share of tech products bite the dust, from a Facebook side project to a website that college students used to waste hours browsing.

‘Y’ is for Verizon? Oath is rebranding as Verizon Media Group, but the company appears to have flubbed the announcement

Twitter users were confused by the "Y" at the top of the statement, which many assume to be the company's new logo.

The career of Colin Kroll, the cofounder of Vine and HQ Trivia, who has died at age 34

HQ Trivia CEO and Vine cofounder Colin Kroll has died at the age of 34. Kroll helped create two of the most viral apps of the past decade.

Tumblr is banning all NSFW content — and people are worrying it’s the beginning of the end for the Verizon-owned website

The ban on all "adult content" on Tumblr will go into effect on December 17, the company said in a blog post.

Ex-Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer wants to turn a funeral home where she held wild Halloween parties into a private women’s club

The former CEO of Yahoo has kept a low profile since she left her position last year, but's now eyeing a new project in Palo Alto. Mayer has proposed turning a former funeral home, where she has hosted Halloween parties in the past, into a space for women.

If you have a Yahoo account your emails have probably been scanned to figure out what you buy — and they may have been read by employees of the ...

Verizon's advertising business Oath — which owns Yahoo and AOL — has been pitching advertisers a service that scans more than 200 million inboxes for data on consumer buying habits.
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.

The list of Amazon’s ‘important strategic partners’ from the year it went public illustrates exactly how successful it’s becom...

Jeff Bezos' first letter to Amazon shareholders after the company went public in 1997 included a list of "important strategic partners" like Yahoo, AOL, and Netscape, for the nascent online bookseller. None of the companies on the list exist as independent entities today.
Luis Von Awn graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2005 with a PhD in computer science.

The CEO who invented an online tool you see every day gave his tech to Yahoo for free — and he doesn’t regret it

While he was PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University in 2000, Duolingo founder Luis Von Ahn helped create captcha, the technology that distinguishes a human from a computer, and today it's used by nearly every server. Here's why he doesn't regret giving it to Yahoo for free.
A photo illustration shows a Yahoo logo on smartphone in front of a displayed cyber code and keyboard

After 20 years, Yahoo Messenger is finally shutting down

The app was one of the first instant messaging tools on the market, created in 1998, and found a following among oil traders.