Yahoo: takeover target for an international telco?

Monday 8 February 2016 | 15:06 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Market Commentary
Yahoo has announced plans for a major reorganisation. The company will refocus on four verticals (News, Sports, Finance, Lifestyle), three platforms (Search, Mail, Tumblr), four markets (mobile, video, native and social, aka 'Mavens') and two ad products (Gemini for mobile, BrightRoll for video). As part of this, Yahoo is cutting 15 percent of its workforce, equal to around 1,650 jobs, stopping development of its Games and Smart TV platform and closing five offices outside the US. This should all lead to savings of USD 400 million per year and proceeds from asset sales of USD 1-3 billion. 

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Alibaba / AOL / Ebay / Flickr / Verizon / Yahoo / Yahoo Japan
Countries: World
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On or about June 17th 2007 ebay and yahoo signed a deal: ebay would throw Yahoo 6 million dollars to run banner ads on ebay, and Yahoo would shut down its US auctions. Never mind the fact that its a violation of antitrust... it was much more evil than that. Ebay KNEW they would be bottling up panicked sellers....The eBay-Yahoo deal was in the annual report for anyone to see, and in the Craigslist countersuit a couple years later where a judge actually singled it out and essentially said "Wow, this is really bad behavior- This could be the subject of a whole nother suit." You can actually dredge that up on ecommercebytes from around 2010 or thereabouts.
Rich Vernadeau @ 8/2/2016 - 22:46

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