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List of Acquisitions by Yahoo

Posted on: January 27, 2009

Yahoo!’s first acquisition was the purchase of Net Controls, a web search engine company, in September 1997 for US$1.4 million.  The company’s largest acquisition is the purchase of Broadcast.com, an Internet radio company, for $5.7 billion, making Broadcast.com co-founder Mark Cuban a billionaire. Most of the companies acquired by Yahoo! are based in the United States; 47 of the companies are from the United States, and 8 are based in a foreign country. Yahoo! has acquired 56 companies.

List of some sites with their cost

Acquisition date Company Business Value (USD)
Sep-97 Net Controls Web search engine 1400000
October 8, 1997 Four11 Web-based email 92000000
June 8, 1998 Viaweb Web application 49000000
July 17, 1998 Webcal Calendaring software 21000000
October 12, 1998 Yoyodyne Direct marketing 29600000
April 1, 1999 Broadcast.com Internet radio 5700000000
May 28, 1999 GeoCities Web hosting service 3600000000
August 31, 2000 eGroups Electronic mailing list 432000000
January 11, 2002 Hotjobs.com Job search engine 436000000
June 14, 2003 Overture Services, Inc. Search engine marketing 1630000000
September 14, 2004 Musicmatch Jukebox Audio player 160000000
February 11, 2005 Verdisoft Computer software 58000000
March 20, 2005 Ludicorp Image hosting service 40000000
December 12, 2005 del.icio.us Social bookmarking 20000000
November 17, 2006 Kenet Works Mobile software 25000000
April 29, 2007 Right Media Online advertising 680000000
September 17, 2007 Zimbra Collaborative software 350000000
February 12, 2008 Maven Networks Video on demand 160000000
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1 Response to "List of Acquisitions by Yahoo"

Microsoft buying Yahoo is all backwards. Yahoo should buy Microsoft. Yahoo is in the right market, with a new leader who will Disrupt things. Yahoo could take advantage of the cash flow, distribution and engineers at Microsoft to develop new products – whereas Microsoft has no real use for Yahoo!

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