Android gains anti-spam caller ID feature
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Android gains anti-spam caller ID feature

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These are the top stories of the week. Yahoo gets snapped up. Android gets anti-spam caller ID, and everything else you need to know. The biggest story is Verizon purchasing Yahoo's Internet business. Verizon will pay $4.83 billion. In return, Verizon will get Yahoo's Internet properties like Yahoo Mail, Tumblr, Flickr, and Yahoo Finance. Yahoo will be combined with Verizon's AOL> Verizon is also purchasing Yahoo's advertising tech. This will make Verizon an alternative for digital advertising, competing with Google and Facebook. Verizon will not pick up Yahoo's $32 billion stake In Chinese e-commerce site, Alibaba, Nori Yahoo's $8 billion stake in Yahoo Japan. A software update to some Android phones will make lots of people happy. If someone calls from a number suspected as a spam caller, caller ID will show a warning underneath the phone number. The new anti-spam feature is rolling on Nexus and Android One devices. [SOUND] The Wall Street Journal says Apple's rumored car project has a new boss, and it's longtime Apple exec Bob Mansfield. Mansfield was Apple's head of hardware engineering and senior VP of technologies. Apple does not list Mansfield at all on its executive profile page. A Bloomberg report says Apple's car project is now focusing on self-driving technology. The same report says Apple has not given up on designing its own car. It's earning season and let's see who made money. Nintendo reported a first quarter operating loss of about $49 million Apple beats estimates on revenue and earnings. Iphone sales were down compared to the same time last year. Samsung reported it's strongest earnings in two years. Net income was approximately 5.1 billion dollars. Dollars. Alphabet, that's Google's parent company beat expectation with twenty one point five billion dollars in revenue. Amazon delivered it's third consecutive best ever quarterly profit and fifth straight profitable quarter. Enough earnings more to know though. A new report from eurogamer dot net. Says Nintendo's NX game console will actually be a portable handheld console that you can connect to your TV to play games on your big screen. Vizio, maker of affordable televisions, was purchased by a Chinese company named LeEco for $2 billion. LeEco is an online video company. And, according to Baby Center, Pokemon fans are naming their kids after Pokemon characters like Ash, Eevee, and Onyx. Now you're all caught up in tech. To get your daily dose of tech news, check out CNET. COM/UPDATE. [ MUSIC PLAYS IN BACKGROUND ] For a weekly dose, hit up C net dot com slash radar. And to the future Pokemon kids, having an unusual name isn't too bad. I'm Iyaz Akhtar and Ill see you online. [ OUTRO ]

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