Vindu Goel, reporting for The New York Times:
Verizon, seeking to build an array of digital businesses that can compete for users and advertising with Google and Facebook, announced on Monday that it was buying Yahoo’s core internet business for $4.83 billion in cash.
The deal, which was reached over the weekend, unites two titans of the early internet, AOL and Yahoo, under the umbrella of one of the nation’s largest telecommunications companies. Verizon bought AOL for $4.4 billion last year. Now it will add Yahoo’s consumer services — search, news, finance, sports, video, email and the Tumblr social network — to a portfolio that includes AOL as well as popular sites like The Huffington Post.
Yahoo and AOL, once giants of the industry, now just another part of Verizon. I wonder what Tumblr’s fate will be?
The 1975 have announced some new North American tour dates. You’ll find those below.
The second trailer for Doctor Strange has been released.
A Day to Remember have released their new song “Bullfight.” The album’s release date has also been pushed back to September 2nd.
Pierce the Veil have released their new video for “Circles.”
Brie Larson has been officially announced to play Captain Marvel.
Balance & Composure will release their new album, Light We Made, on October 7th via Vagrant Records. They have also released their new song, “Postcard,” and pre-orders are now up.
The Lego Batman Movie trailer has also been released. I’d say it’s been a pretty good day for trailers.
The badass new trailer for Wonder Woman was just released.
A trailer for Justice League was just posted on Twitter.
SD3’s new single “All That I Want” is now up on Apple Music. The 80’s themed music features Cary Brothers.
Ananya Bhattacharya, writing for QZ:
Surprising fact: there’s a company still making video-cassette recorders, or VCRs. But that will change at the end of this month.
Japan’s Funai Electronics, which makes its own electronics, in addition to supplying companies like Sanyo, will produce the last batch of VCR units by July 30, Nikkei reported (link in Japanese). The company cites difficulty in obtaining the necessary parts as one of the reasons for halting production.
Tom DeLonge seems to be hinting at an acoustic version of Angels and Aiwaves’ We Don’t Need to Whisper.
Ezra Klein, writing for Vox, on the nomination of Donald Trump for President:
He has had plenty of time to prove me, and everyone else, wrong. But he hasn’t. He has not become more responsible or more sober, more decent or more generous, more considered or more informed, more careful or more kind. He has continued to retweet white supremacists, make racist comments, pick unnecessary fights, contradict himself on the stump, and show an almost gleeful disinterest in building a real campaign or learning about policy.
Here is what we know — truly know — about Trump. Here is why he should not be president.
It is downright terrifying that there’s even a chance this man could be President of the United States.
Radiohead’s Thom Yorke will be featured on the live album, Pathway to Paris, being released next Wednesday, July 27th. More information can be found on their website.
Korn will release their new album, The Serenity of Suffering, on October 12th via Roadrunner Records. They’ve released a video for the first single on the album, “Rotting in Vain”
Billy Talent have shared their video for “Afraid of Heights.”