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Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer is out and the company’s new name is Altaba
In a securities filing on Monday, Yahoo disclosed that current CEO Marissa Mayer will leave the company’s board of directors after the close of its sale to Verizon.
Reminder: Yahoo’s core Internet business is being sold to Verizon for $4.8 billion, but its stake in Chinese company Alibaba and some of its other remaining assets will remain and will be re-branded Altaba.
Mayer is expected to remain with Yahoo after the close of the sale to Verizon.
Instacart cuts worker pay in four cities
Grocery delivery app has cut worker pay in four cities, according Recode. Those cities are: Atlanta, Chicago, Portland and Seattle.
Naturally, Instacart workers are not happy about this, and have vented on Twitter. Recode says the pay decreases range from 11 percent to 19 percent for workers who shop for groceries and the reductions are 6 percent to 21 percent for workers who do the deliveries.
Recode notes that these pay changes come less than a year after Instacart slashed the pay for some of its workers by 30 to 45 percent.
Senate report: Backpage.com deleted incriminating words from escort ads
Backpage officials set up an automated ad-filtering system that deleted numerous terms, such as “teenage” and “school girl,” according to the Senate report.
According to the Wall Street Journal, this editing of the adult-services ads “appears to have helped some sex traffickers avoid detection be law enforcement,” according to the report.
Microsoft offers sneak peek into Windows 10 “Creators Update”
The next version of Windows 10 is being called the “Creators Update” and Microsoft on Monday revealed some of what you can expect in the new version of its browser.
Tab management is expected to become easier. The browser is going to include tab previews that make it easier to check on what’s open. And there will be a “lower blue light” option that will gradually shift colors to ease the strain on your eyes when it gets dark.
And in the start menu, Windows 10 will offer support to help you organize your tiles.
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