Yahoo has acquired 120 organizations. Their most recent acquisition was Aviate on January 7, 2014

Yahoo was founded in 1994 by Jerry Yang and David Filo. It is one of the world’s biggest internet companies. Yahoo has a large searchable database and helps users navigate easily in the World Wide Web. It is a free platform and is funded mainly by advertisers. It does not run on the model of subscriptions. The company has 25 international websites in 13 languages, which are viewed 2.4 billion times. Yahoo also has some other internet services too like Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Chat, and Yahoo News. The peripheral shareholders of Yahoo are FMR Corporation, David Filo, Jerry Yang and Terry S. Semel with a share percentage of 12.5, 7.9, 6.7 and 1.2 percent respectively.

Yahoo was started as a hobby by two Stanford students. Jerry used to compile different websites and initiated the idea as “Jerry’s Guide to the World Wide Web”. The commercialization of Yahoo began in the year 1995, when the founders started selling ads. As the website grew, it started acquiring other companies in 1997 and until now, Yahoo has acquired around 114 companies. The headquarters of the company is located in Sunnyvale, California. Currently, Yahoo has 8,500 and has a total revenue of 1.31 Billion per year.

The very first of 114 Yahoo acquisitions was Net Controls. It was a search engine that got acquired for $1.4 million. The latest acquisition by the Yahoo is Polyvore, which is a social commerce website. Yahoo’s largest acquisition so far is Broadcast.com, an internet based radio service. The company acquired it for $5.7 Billion. This made the founder of Broadcast a billionaire.

Most of the Yahoo acquisitions are US based and they are mainly internet services. The largest number of companies acquired by Yahoo was in the year 2013. Here is a list of all the acquisitions by Yahoo.

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Aviate
acquired by Yahoo

on January 7, 2014
Mobile
$80m

PeerCDN
acquired by Yahoo

on December 17, 2013
Web Hosting
Undisclosed

Quik.io
acquired by Yahoo

on December 9, 2013
Software
Undisclosed

EvntLive
acquired by Yahoo

on December 6, 2013
Music
Undisclosed

Ptch
acquired by Yahoo

on December 3, 2013
Photo Sharing
Undisclosed

SkyPhrase
acquired by Yahoo

on December 2, 2013
Machine Learning
Undisclosed

LookFlow
acquired by Yahoo

on October 23, 2013
Artificial Intelligence
Undisclosed

Bread
acquired by Yahoo

on October 13, 2013
Social Media
Undisclosed

Hitpost
acquired by Yahoo

on October 1, 2013
Photography
Undisclosed

IQ Engines
acquired by Yahoo

on August 23, 2013
Augmented Reality
Undisclosed

Rockmelt
acquired by Yahoo

on August 1, 2013
Social Media
$65m

Lexity
acquired by Yahoo

on July 31, 2013
E-Commerce
Undisclosed

Ztelic
acquired by Yahoo

on July 18, 2013
Data Mining
Undisclosed

Admovate
acquired by Yahoo

on July 17, 2013
Advertising
Undisclosed

Xobni
acquired by Yahoo

on July 3, 2013
Apps
$48m

Qwiki
acquired by Yahoo

on July 2, 2013
Photo Editing
$50m

Rondee
acquired by Yahoo

on June 13, 2013
Telecommunications
Undisclosed

PlayerScale
acquired by Yahoo

on May 23, 2013
Gaming
Undisclosed

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