Yahoo Esports now available in Play Store

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The field for electronic “sports” which covers electronic versions of not only sporting-inspired games but also titles from other genres like fantasy continues to grow spawning ever more tournaments and events. To keep up with it all, a side industry is popping up for apps that help users stay current with the latest happenings in esports. Yahoo is jumping in on this market with the release of their new Yahoo Esports app which is now available in the Google Play Store. Read more

Verizon and Google may make a bid for Yahoo next week

Yahoo_Logo_PurpleYahoo has been clinging to life for years now, and it looks like it’s finally starting to see the writing on the wall. It’s planning on selling auctioning off its web business next week to whomever is willing to throw the most money at it. Yahoo has its fingers in many different pies, but nothing has really paid off for it against massive competitors like Google and Microsoft. Read more

Facebook isn’t bidding on NFL’s Thursday Night Football

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The world’s largest social network will not be the exclusive streaming home of Thursday Night Football for at least the next two years. A person familiar with the NFL’s plans for streaming the weekly Thursday Night Football games told Bloomberg that Facebook has dropped out of bidding for the package. Other companies, though, are still in the mix to stream sports’ most valuable content.

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Verizon may scoop up Yahoo to join AOL in content portfolio

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Last week Verizon chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam appeared on CNBC and revealed the wireless carrier is interested in acquiring at least some assets from Yahoo. The revelation comes as Yahoo edges closer to the brink of failure. Last week Yahoo’s earnings report included language indicating the company was considering alternatives that many believe include selling assets or some type of merger deal. Verizon’s interest in Yahoo could be coming at a good time for Yahoo. Read more

Alphabet, other tech firms will engage community for Super Bowl 50

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The NFL’s biggest event of the year, the Super Bowl, isn’t just about attracting millions of eyeballs in the United States and around the world. It’s much more than a giant spectacle on television. Hosting a Super Bowl means that a city and its surrounding areas will be flooded with visitors for a couple of days in early February. And this year it’s the San Francisco Bay Area’s turn to put together a week-long celebration as the NFL honors the Super Bowl’s 50th anniversary. It only makes sense for the league to ask local giant businesses to sponsor and be advisers to the Super Bowl Host Committee.

Among the executives involved with the Super Bowl Host Committee are Alphabet SVP David Drummond, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, and Intel CEO Brian Krzanich. Each of their companies join Hewlett Packard Enterprise, SAP, Seagate, Uber, and Lyft as committee sponsors or partners.

Being a sponsor and adviser unsurprisingly means that these companies will be heavily involved in Super Bowl 50, especially Alphabet and Uber to combat inevitable congestion in the Bay Area.

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