Microsoft (oops Verizon) buys Yahoo for $53 billion (oops $4.5 billion)


In February 2008, Microsoft offered to buy Yahoo for $31 a share — then a 61% control premium. Yahoo said no thanks but six years later, Microsoft should only offer a 30% premium of $52 a share — or $53 billion.

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Interesting Facts:

  • Mayer led Yahoo! to acquire Tumblr in a $1.1 billion acquisition.
  • Yahoo paid $1 billion for a 40 percent stake in Alibaba in 2005

Other Yahoo Investments and Acquisitions:

Name
2 October 8, 1997 Four11 Web-based email  USA $92,000,000 Yahoo! Mail [9]
3 March 31, 1998 Classic Games Online game  USA Yahoo! Games [10]
4 April 29, 1998 Sportasy Fantasy sport  USA Yahoo! Fantasy Sports [11]
5 June 8, 1998 Viaweb Web application  USA $48,600,000 Yahoo! Store [12][13]
6 July 17, 1998 Webcal Calendaring software  USA $21,000,000 Yahoo Calendar [14]
7 October 12, 1998 Yoyodyne Direct marketing  USA $29,600,000 Yahoo! Search Marketing [15]
8 December 1998 Hyperparallel Data analysis  USA $8,100,000 Yahoo! Search [13][16]
9 April 1, 1999 Broadcast.com Internet radio  USA $5,700,000,000 Yahoo! Music Radio (defunct) [17]
10 May 27, 1999 Encompass Internet service provider  USA $130,000,000 Yahoo! [18]
11 May 28, 1999 GeoCities Web hosting service  USA $3,600,000,000 Yahoo! GeoCities [19]
12 June 2, 1999 Online Anywhere Content delivery network  USA $80,000,000 Yahoo! TV [20]
13 March 23, 2000 Arthas.com E-commerce payment systems  USA Yahoo! Store [21]
14 April 5, 2000 MyQuest Internet service provider  USA Yahoo! [22]
15 June 30, 2000 VivaSmart E-commerce  USA $8,900,000 Yahoo! Shopping [23]
16 August 31, 2000 eGroups Electronic mailing list  USA $432,000,000 Yahoo! Groups [24]
17 November 9, 2000 Kimo Web portal  TWN $30,000,000 Yahoo! [25]
18 February 14, 2001 Sold.com.au Online auction tools  AUS $30,000,000 Yahoo! Shopping [26]
19 June 28, 2001 LAUNCH Media Online music store  USA $12,000,000 Yahoo! Music [27]
20 February 12, 2002 Hotjobs.com Job search engine  USA $436,000,000 Yahoo! HotJobs [28]
21 December 23, 2002 Inktomi Corporation Internet service provider  USA $235,000,000 Yahoo! Search [29]
22 June 14, 2003 Overture Services, Inc. Search engine marketing  USA $1,630,000,000 Yahoo! Search Marketing [30]
23 January 2004 3721 Internet Assistant Browser Helper Object  CHN $120,000,000 Yahoo! Assistant [31]
24 March 26, 2004 Kelkoo Price comparison service  EU $579,000,000 Kelkoo [32]
25 July 12, 2004 Oddpost Web-based email  USA $30,000,000 Yahoo! Mail [33]
26 September 14, 2004 Musicmatch Jukebox Audio player  USA $160,000,000 Yahoo! Music [34]
27 October 2, 2004 The All-Seeing Eye Game server browser  EU Yahoo! Games [35]
28 October 22, 2004 Stata Labs Web-based email  USA Yahoo! Mail [36]
29 December 7, 2004 WUF Networks Mobile media  USA Yahoo! Mobile [37]
30 February 11, 2005 Verdisoft Wireless data sharing  USA $58,000,000 Yahoo! Mobile [38]
31 March 4, 2005 Stadeon Online game  USA Yahoo! Games [39]
32 March 20, 2005 Ludicorp Image hosting service  CAN $40,000,000[citation needed] Flickr [40]
33 April 12, 2005 TeRespondo Advertising network  BRA Yahoo! Search Marketing [41]
34 June 14, 2005 Dialpad Voice over Internet Protocol  USA Yahoo! Voice [42]
35 June 14, 2005 blo.gs Weblog software  USA Yahoo! 360° [43]
36 July 25, 2005 Konfabulator Widget engine  USA Yahoo! Widgets [44]
37 October 4, 2005 Upcoming.org Calendaring software  USA Yahoo! Local [45]
38 October 18, 2005 Whereonearth Web mapping  UK Yahoo! Search Marketing [46]
39 December 12, 2005 del.icio.us Social bookmarking  USA $20,000,000 del.icio.us [47]
40 January 9, 2006 Webjay Online music store  USA Yahoo! Music [48]
41 January 17, 2006 SearchFox Web search engine  USA Yahoo! Search [49]
42 April 18, 2006 Meedio Digital video recorder  USA Yahoo! Go [50]
43 September 27, 2006 Jumpcut.com Online video editing  USA Yahoo! Video [51]
44 October 17, 2006 AdInterax Online advertising  USA Yahoo! Search Marketing [52]
45 November 16, 2006 Bix.com Social media  USA Bix [53]
46 November 17, 2006 Kenet Works Mobile software  EU $25,000,000 Yahoo! Mobile [54]
47 December 2006 Wretch Virtual community  TWN $22,000,000 Wretch [55]
48 January 8, 2007 MyBlogLog Social network service  USA MyBlogLog [56]
49 April 29, 2007 Right Media Online advertising  USA $850,000,000 Yahoo! Search Marketing [57]
50 June 20, 2007 Rivals.com College sports  USA Yahoo! Sports [58]
51 September 4, 2007 BlueLithium Advertising network  USA $300,000,000 Yahoo! Search Marketing [59]
52 September 14, 2007 BuzzTracker News site  USA Yahoo! News [60]
53 September 17, 2007 Zimbra Collaborative software  USA $350,000,000 Zimbra [61]
54 February 5, 2008 FoxyTunes Browser extension  USA FoxyTunes [62]
55 February 12, 2008 Maven Networks Video on demand  USA $160,000,000 Yahoo! Video [63]
56 May 9, 2008 Inquisitor Browser extension  USA Inquisitor [64]
57 July 22, 2009 Xoopit Webmail applications  USA $20,000,000 Yahoo! Mail [65]
58 August 25, 2009 Maktoob.com Social media  JOR $167,000,000 Maktoob.com [66]
59 March 17, 2010 citizensports.com Sports Social media  USA citizensports.com [67]
60 May 18, 2010 Associated Content Content farm  USA Associated Content [68]
61 May 25, 2010 Koprol Geosocial network  IDN Koprol [69]
62 October 4, 2010 Dapper SmartAds  ISR $55,000,000 Dapper [70]
63 January 20, 2011 Spreets Daily deals  AUS $40,000,000 Spreets [71]
64 April 25, 2011 IntoNow Recognize TV content  USA $20,000,000 IntoNow [72]
65 November 1, 2011 Interclick Data driven advertising  USA $270,000,000 Yahoo! Ad Network [73]
66 October 25, 2012 Stamped Social recommendation  USA Yahoo! Mobile [74]
67 December 4, 2012 OnTheAir OnTheAir  USA IntoNow [75]
68 January 22, 2013 Snip.it Social network  USA $10,000,000 Snip.it [76]
69 February 12, 2013 Alike Social recommendation  USA Yahoo! Mobile [77]
70 March 20, 2013 Jybe Social recommendation  USA Jybe [78]
71 March 25, 2013 Summly News aggregation, summarization  UK $30,000,000 Yahoo App [79]
72 May 1, 2013 Astrid Productivity  USA Astrid [80][81]
73 May 9, 2013 GoPollGo Real-time surveys  USA Yahoo Mobile Properties and Apps [82]
74 May 9, 2013 MileWise Flight rewards management  USA Yahoo Mobile Properties and Apps [82]
75 May 10, 2013 Loki Studios Mobile gaming  USA Yahoo Mobile Properties and Apps [83]
76 May 17, 2013 Tumblr Blogging  USA $1,100,000,000 [84]
77 May 23, 2013 PlayerScale Online gaming  USA Yahoo Mobile Properties and Apps [85]
78 June 12, 2013 GhostBird Software Mobile Photography Apps  USA Yahoo Mobile Properties and Apps [86]
79 June 13, 2013 Rondee Video Conferencing  USA [87]
80 July 2, 2013 Bignoggins Productions Fantasy Sports  USA [88]
81 July 2, 2013 Qwiki Automated Video Production  USA $50,000,000[89] [90]
82 July 3, 2013 Xobni CRM  USA $40,000,000[91] [92]
83 July 18, 2013 Ztelic Social Analytics  CHN [93]
84 July 31, 2013 Lexity ecommerce Analytics  USA $35,000,000[94] [95]
85 August 2, 2013 Rockmelt News Aggregator  USA [96]
86 August 23, 2013 IQ Engines Image Recognition  USA Flickr [97]
87 September 30, 2013 Hitpost Sports  USA [98]
88 October 11, 2013 Bread Advertising  USA [99]
89 October 23, 2013 LookFlow Image Recognition  USA Flickr [100]
90 December 2, 2013 SkyPhrase Natural Language Processing [101]
91 December 3, 2013 Ptch Video sharing  USA $6,500,000 [102]
92 December 6, 2013 EvntLive Live and on demand music playing  USA [103]
93 December 9, 2013 Quik.io Cross Platform Video Streaming  USA [104]
94 December 17, 2013 PeerCDN Content Delivery Network  USA [105]
95 January 7, 2014 Aviate Intelligent homescreen for the Android OS  USA [106]
96 January 21, 2014 SPARQ Mobile Marketing  USA [107]
97 January 24, 2014 Cloud Party Virtual world gaming [108]
98 January 28, 2014 Tomfoolery Conversation platform  USA [109]
99 January 30, 2014 Incredible Labs Time Management App  USA [110]
100 February 11, 2014 Wander Social Diary  USA [111]
101 February 13, 2014 Distill Technical Recruiting  USA [112]
102 March 5, 2014 Vizify Social media information transformation  USA [113]
103 May 13, 2014 Blink Mobile Messaging  USA [114]
104 June 10, 2014 PhotoDrive Photo Management  USA [115]
105 July 12, 2014 RayV Video Streaming Platform  ISR [116]
106 July 21, 2014 Flurry Mobile Analytics  USA $200,000,000 [117]
107 August 15, 2014 ClarityRay Ad Security  ISR [118]
108 September 5, 2014 Luminate Advertising  USA [119]
109 September 22, 2014 Bookpad Document Handling  IND $15,000,000 [120][121]
110 October 4, 2014 LittleInc Messaging App  USA [122]
111 November 11, 2014 BrightRoll Online Video Advertising  USA $640,000,000 [123]
112 November 21, 2014 Cooliris Photo Viewing  USA [124]
113 December 11, 2014 Media Group One Advertising and online video  GER [125]
114 July 31, 2015 Polyvore Clothing E-commerce website  USA $160,000,000

 

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