Verizon has bought Yahoo for 4.5 billion dollars and intends to merge it with another company they own, AOL. They have announced they will put AOL and Yahoo under the management of Marni Walden, executive VP.
Most of the tens of millions of Yahoo Groups subscrbers
hope that Verizon will honor Yahoo Groups and will expand its functions,
e.g. giving a scroll function and edit function. In addition
most Groups moderators want an end to spam pornography.
A scroll function, provided by many other corporations
and internet sites, gives the ability to download all
posts on a Group in an immediate scroll or ebook.
Yahoo Groups began in 1998. Yahoo Groups, says Wikipedia,
is 'one of the world’s largest collections of online discussion
Thank you to Jerry Yang, Yahoo cofounder, for all the good he has done.
Yahoo has been known through Yang's work for its noncensorship of posts, as well as for noncooperation with the universal and unconstitutional spying of the NSA.
Group members post messages, photos, have file storage, link storage, polling capabilities, a database, member lists, etc.
One way to contact Verizon
1 (800) 837-4966
The Verizon Board of Directors includes management from Shell Oil, Procter and Gamble, Darden owner of Red Lobster, Olive Grill and Smokey Bones Barbecue and Grill, the health insurance company Aetna, the pharmaceutical maker of Gardasil Merck, etc.
Verizon recently settled a strike with union members who were able to cancel outsourcing of jobs to other countries and were able to protect their pension funds.
The following information is from the verizon.com website
Lowell C. McAdam
Lowell C. McAdam is chairman and chief executive officer of Verizon Communications, a leading provider of wireless, fiber-optic and global Internet networks and services. He was named CEO on Aug. 1, 2011, and chairman on Jan. 1, 2012.
Shellye L. Archambeau
Ms. Archambeau is Chief Executive Officer of MetricStream, Inc.,Prior to joining MetricStream in 2002, Ms. Archambeau served as Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Sales for Loudcloud, Inc., Chief Marketing Officer of NorthPoint Communications, and President of Blockbuster Inc.’s e-commerce division. Before she joined Blockbuster, she held domestic and international executive positions during a 15-year career at IBM. Ms. Archambeau has served on the board of Nordstrom, Inc. since February 2015 and, in the past five years, she has served on the board of Arbitron, Inc.
Mark T. Bertolini
Mr. Bertolini is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aetna Inc., He joined Aetna in 2003 as head of Aetna’s Specialty Products after holding executive positions at Cigna, NYLCare Health Plans and SelectCare, Inc.
Richard L. Carrión, CEO
Mr. Carrión has served for over 20 years as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Popular, Inc., a diversified bank holding company. He also served as a director of NYNEX Corporation, one of Verizon’s predecessor companies, from 1995 to 1997.
Melanie L. Healey
Ms. Healey is former Group President of The Procter & Gamble Company Ms. Healey has served as a director of PPG Industries, Inc. since July 2016 and Target Corporation since 2015.
M. Frances Keeth
Ms. Keeth was Executive Vice President of Royal Dutch Shell Prior to these positions, Ms. Keeth was controller and principal accounting officer of Mobil Corporation. Ms. Keeth has served as a director of Arrow Electronics, Inc. since 2004 and, in the past five years, she has served as a director of Peabody Energy Corporation.
Dr. Kley is former Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of Merck KGaA, Before joining Merck KGaA, Dr. Kley was a member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG from 1998 to 2006, where he served as Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Nicolaisen served as Chief Accountant of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from 2003 to 2005. Prior to joining the SEC, he was a senior partner at the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. Since 2006, Mr. Nicolaisen has served as a director of MGIC Investment Corporation, Morgan Stanley, and Zurich Insurance Group.
Mr. Otis is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Darden Restaurants, Inc. owner of Red Lobster and Olive Garden. and Smokey Bones Barbeque & Grill, a restaurant concept formerly owned and operated by Darden. In the past five years, he has also served as a class B director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
Mr. Slater is a Partner at the law firm Squire Patton Boggs LLP, practicing in the areas of transportation, infrastructure and public policy, a position he has held since 2001. Previously, Mr. Slater served as the U.S. Secretary of Transportation from 1997 to 2001 and as the Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration from 1993 to 1997. Mr. Slater has served as a director of Kansas City Southern since 2001 and Transurban Group since 2009. In the past five years, Mr. Slater has also served as a director of Delta Air Lines, Inc., ICx Technologies, Inc. and Atkins plc.
Ms. Tesija is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising and Supply Chain Officer of Target Corporation.
Mr. Wasson is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. From 2009 through 2014 he was Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Walgreen Co.
Gregory G. Weaver served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte’s audit and enterprise risk services firm, Deloitte & Touche LLP, from 2012 to 2014 and from 2001 to 2005. From 2006 to 2012, he served on the Board of Directors of Deloitte’s U.S. organization and on its Governance, Compensation and Succession Committees.