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  • Verizon may buy Yahoo, if it gets 'the right price'

    As Yahoo's growth prospects continue to stay flat and analysts predict the company may be broken and sold off, Verizon Chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam confirmed that the service provider is taking a hard look at buying the Internet search and online video company -- or at least some of its assets.

As CBS and Verizon compile results, Super Bowl streaming scores viewer points for quality

Live streaming may have a scored a decisive win during the Super Bowl on Sunday night, but not just in viewer numbers. Online watchers also saw a very reliable online video stream, with few major problems reported -- at least, anecdotally.

Google's new set-top box opens can of worms in Washington

Late last week, word got out that Google had produced a set-top box that meets many of the specifications that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler would like to see cable operators implement in their STBs. It was curious on a lot of levels, until one realizes that Google has become one of the biggest influencers in Washington, D.C., says FierceCable Editor Daniel Frankel.

ESPN, Tencent ink partnership deal to live-stream sports content in China

Sports network ESPN will have a presence on Chinese online video provider Tencent's platform following a deal between the two companies. Under the agreement, ESPN will create and distribute locally-focused live sports content in China across Tencent's digital platforms.

Yahoo says Mavens isn't going anywhere, will lay off 15 percent of workforce

Yahoo plans to keep a tight focus on Mavens, its mobile, video, native and social media initiative, with CEO Marissa Mayer calling it a key monetization strategy. However, the company plans to realign in the wake of a late-2015 scuffle with investors who wanted it to cancel a planned sell-off of its Asia-Pacific assets -- including a layoff of 15 percent of its workforce.

YouTube helps drive Google's core business to $74.5B in Q4

Google's chart-topping video asset, YouTube, helped drive the unit's core Internet business -- which includes search and Android as well -- up 14 percent to $74.5 billion in 2015, Alphabet said in its fourth-quarter and year-end earnings report.

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