AndroDude, 25 Jul 2016Only yahoo web business and brand name is sold, not the investment in Alabama and other compan... moreunfortunately, these people only relies on GSMa and not the actual status of the company
Anonymous, 25 Jul 2016if that happen, they will charge yoo to use it.Everyone charges you for using their search engine, directly or indirectly.
Let us have a look at Marissa Meyer's stock options, how much can an acquisition benefit her in terms of numbers? Anyone with the math?
Only yahoo web business and brand name is sold, not the investment in Alabama and other companies which is still worth over $40 billion.
$5 billion is what the entire yahoo's worth? really? I kindly thought that it was a just as total patent fees that Samsung brought to Apple? If I'm not wrong... So basically, yahoo worth just as patents valuation fees LOL
It's actually quite funny if you think about it. In this industry one decision can make or break the day but yahoo made so many bad decisions, it's only natural they are in the drain. They started the search engine business before google but moved to other services after they thought it was impossible to make money out of search engines. They sure made a lot of dough back then and google was not making any profits for years but now they are google is among the most valuable companies while yahoo is getting bought for just $5 billion.
Tom, 25 Jul 2016And good riddance for Microsoft... those guys tried to pay over $50 billions for Yahoo! severa... moreI bet Steve Ballmer would be some where in his mansion laughing himself to death.
They should have taken the Microsoft deal when they had the chance.
I only pity those investors who had to hold on to their Yahoo! stocks hoping it would be a huge payday for them eventually. Not.
And good riddance for Microsoft... those guys tried to pay over $50 billions for Yahoo! several times.
Invincible-Siam, 25 Jul 2016Yahoo made so much mistake and didnt care about the mail service also could not run with the d... moreTrue. One can attribute Yahoo's failures to poor management decisions and getting too comfy in their position at the time.
Trey, 25 Jul 2016Oh Lord! Hope the mighty hath fallen. Yahoo used to be in the same league as Google, now t... moreYahoo made so much mistake and didnt care about the mail service also could not run with the development with time. That's why this fall.... RIP yahoo... see facebook it has the mind to create something and still trying to. So many platform came gained success and failed.
Hope the mighty hath fallen. Yahoo used to be in the same league as Google, now they are being acquired for some measly $5 billion. If Whatsapp can get acquired for $23 billion after just a few years of operations, it definitely says a lot about the tech landscape.
Apparently nothing lasts forever. Pretty soon Facebook, Instagram and Twitter would also get no love from users at some point, which will in turn bring their market capitalization to shit.
I kinda wonder why had Apple not interested to buy out Yahoo? I mean out of any other major player in this market, only Apple left doesn't have their own search engine.
Yahoo's shares in AliExpress are worth more than 20 bilion $ alone!Flickr aside!
So yea Yahoo itself is a turd,but still at 5 bilion $ its a steal :/