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Monday, July 25, 2016

Robin Williams daughter Zelda honors her dad with the best present #HNNMemorial

Today is bittersweet because it’s the day beloved actor Robin Williamswould’ve turned 65. Next month will mark the two-year anniversary of his death, but his daughter Zelda is honoring her dad’s memory in the best way — she took to Instagram to share a special throwback pic of Robin with her and her two brothers, Zachary and Cody

“Still not really sure what to do on days like today,” the Dead of Summeractress wrote. “I know I can’t give you a present anymore, but I guess that means I’ll just have to keep giving them in your name instead.”

She explains how her dad cared about three important causes: “rescue dogs, people suffering from disabilities, and our nation’s wounded veterans.” Zelda donated to a nonprofit organization that benefits all three: Freedom Service Dogs of America, which saves dogs and uses them to help people with special needs, including veterans and people currently in the military.

You can donate to Freedom Service Dogs of America here.

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Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.8B. Seems very small to me #HNNMoney

Most Nigerians don't even know anything about Verizon. It was my ISP and phone provider at one point in America. After a months-long bidding process and many layoffs, Yahoo has finally found a buyer. Verizon (which owns AOL, which owns TechCrunch) is officially acquiring Yahoo’s core business for $4.83 billion in cash, which includes Yahoo’s advertising, content, search and mobile activities.

“Just over a year ago we acquired AOL to enhance our strategy of providing a cross-screen connection for consumers, creators and advertisers,” Verizon Chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam said in the release. “The acquisition of Yahoo will put Verizon in a highly competitive position as a top global mobile media company, and help accelerate our revenue stream in digital advertising.”

Yahoo’s stakes in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan aren’t part of the acquisition. These stakes are worth tens of billions of dollars alone. As of Friday July 22nd, Yahoo’s 15 percent stake of Alibaba represented $31.2 billion, and its 34 percent of Yahoo Japan was worth $8.3 billion. Yahoo’s patent portfolio, which is worth around $1 billion, isn’t part of the sale either. Yahoo’s Sunnyvale headquarters are part of the acquisition, a source told TechCrunch.

Yahoo will be integrated with AOL, and Verizon EVP and President of the Product Innovation and New Businesses organization Marni Walden is going to lead the process. AOL CEO Tim Armstrong also mentions Marissa Mayer in his memo though. “For me personally, I’m planning to stay. I love Yahoo, and I believe in all of you. It’s important to me to see Yahoo into its next chapter,” Mayer wrote in an internal Yahoo memo. The transaction is expected to close in Q1 2017.

“Yahoo is a company that has changed the world, and will continue to do so through this combination with Verizon and AOL. The sale of our operating business, which effectively separates our Asian asset equity stakes, is an important step in our plan to unlock shareholder value for Yahoo,” Marissa Mayer said in the release. “This transaction also sets up a great opportunity for Yahoo to build further distribution and accelerate our work in mobile, video, native advertising and social. Yahoo and AOL popularized the Internet, email, search and real-time media. It’s poetic to be joining forces with AOL and Verizon as we enter our next chapter focused on achieving scale on mobile. We have a terrific, loyal, experienced and quality team, and I couldn’t be prouder of our achievements to date, including building our new lines of business to $1.6 billion in GAAP revenue in 2015. I’m excited to extend our momentum through this transaction.”

Last year, Verizon acquired AOL for $4.4 billion to boost its media and advertising businesses. Verizon remains a giant telecom company, but the acquisitions of AOL and now Yahoo show that the company wants to diversify its revenue and operations.

Once the deal closes, Verizon wants to merge Yahoo and AOL to form a bigger advertising and media subsidiary. This way, AOL gets more scale and reaches enough internet and mobile users to become an advertising giant reaching hundreds of millions or even billions of people.

Janelle Monae posts make up free photo on Instagram #HNNBeauty

Janelle Monae

Everyone looks like this in the morning. Here's what Janelle Monae posted on her Instagram. A make up free photo. Isn't she lovely? Still mad at her till today for not having time to take photos with us at CMW in Canada. she was in a hurry but you are never in a hurry for a fan or JOURNALIST. 

Here is all the FREE "SHIT" Gawker says Journalists get at the #DNC

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Some candy, snacks, rain poncho and other stuff. Check out the shit here at Gawker

Bernie Sanders calls for OPEN primaries after being screwed in the #DNC #HNNPolitics

Bernie Sanders

Bernie tweeted that the people of New York could not participate in this process and called for open primaries. He tweeted below: 

Sanders later thanked all the participants and delegates in Philadelphia

60 Minutes: Hillary Clinton Says on Show That She Won't Take Part in 'Insult Fest' With Donald Trump

Clinton and running mate Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., appeared on the show Sunday in their first joint interview. Kaine said Trump's nickname for Clinton was "ridiculous."

Nate Silver: FiveThirtyEight Pollster Says Donald Trump Would Win Election If It Were Held Today

Silver said Monday that Trump led post-RNC polls with 57.5 percent of voters pledging support, versus Hillary Clinton's 42.5 percent. Silver's long-term predictions show Clinton winning.

Sean Hannity: Radio Host Responds to Jon Stewart's 'Late Show' Criticism, Says Stewart Is 'a Fool'

On "The Sean Hannity Show" Friday, Hannity responded to Stewart's Thursday comments, saying Stewart "had [his] head so far up Obama's ass," and asked if Stewart donated money to Americans in poverty.

Star Trek Discovery: Trailer Released for 'Star Trek' TV Reboot

Bryan Fuller, writer and executive producer of "Star Trek Discovery," said the upcoming TV series will premiere on CBS in January 2017 before moving to CBS' All Access streaming service. Watch it here

Prince Harry: British Royal Says He Regrets Not Talking Earlier About Princess Diana's Death

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Prince Harry lost his mother to a car crash in 1997, when he was twelve. "You know, I really regret not ever talking about it," he said at an event for his mental health charity Heads Together.

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