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Update: As Yahoos partnership with AT&T unwinds, users need to switch email addresses

Update: Never do a hot take on a cold story. As part of the new corporate merger of Yahoo and Aol under the Oath brand, it looks like Yahoo accounts will no longer be accessible through AT&T email addresses (or those of any A&T subsidiaries). The move provoked some uproar among net neutrality advocates, but it seems to be less about creating walled gardens and more about cleaning up prior commitments and pre-existing partnerships. While there is a level of inconvenience for AT&T customers, this is less about net neutrality…

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Sources: Yahoo CISO Bob Lord out after AOL-Yahoo merger

According to our sources, Yahoos chief information security officer, Bob Lord, is losing out to AOLs Chris Nims for the security chiefs chair of new umbrella entity, Oath. This is as a result of the AOL-Yahoo merger, with Verizons acquisition of Yahoo expected to close next week. The jockeying for SVP positions within the combined entity has seen several Yahoo senior managers taking the leadership reins at Oath at the expense of their AOL counterparts. But when it comes to security, the optics were always going to look unkind for…

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Yahoo SVP Adam Cahan to exit after Verizon acquisition closes

Another high-profile Yahoo executive, SVP of Mobile and Emerging Products Adam Cahan, will leave the company as the acquisition by VerizOath: comes to a close. This news via multiple sources comes amid cuts of as much as 15 percentof the combined Oath/Yahoo staff. TechCrunch is owned by Oath: which is owned by Verizon which bought Yahoo and is smushing it together with Oath: creating overlaps in jobs, hence the cuts. Were fine, thanks for asking. Earlier today we reported that CISO Bob Lord would also be departing.We reached out to…

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TechCrunchs first-quarter tech earnings season prop bets

Here at TechCrunch, we tend to pay close attention to the earnings reports of the big companies. And for good reason! It gives us some insight into major technology trends and some signals that can help us not only predict what products are going to be around in a few years (not mentioning any names), but also directionally what kinds of startups might be successful. But! Sometimes these reportscan be dull. And sometimes these reports can be quite boring and fall directly in-line with what Wall Street and everyone else…

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