Yahoo has acquired 120 organizations. Their most recent acquisition was Tumblr on May 17, 2013

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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Tumblr

Tumblr
acquired by Yahoo

on May 17, 2013
Blogging
$1.1bn

Loki Studios
acquired by Yahoo

on May 10, 2013
Mobile
Undisclosed

GoPollGo
acquired by Yahoo

on May 9, 2013
Market Research
Undisclosed

MileWise
acquired by Yahoo

on May 9, 2013
Search Engine
Undisclosed

Astrid
acquired by Yahoo

on May 1, 2013
Task Management
$10m

Summly
acquired by Yahoo

on March 25, 2013
Mobile
$30m

Jybe
acquired by Yahoo

on March 20, 2013
Mobile
Undisclosed

Propeld
acquired by Yahoo

on February 12, 2013
IT
Undisclosed

Snip.it
acquired by Yahoo

on January 22, 2013
Content
$10m

ONtheAIR
acquired by Yahoo

on December 4, 2012
Video Streaming
Undisclosed

Stamped
acquired by Yahoo

on October 25, 2012
Mobile
Undisclosed

interclick
acquired by Yahoo

on November 1, 2011
Advertising
$270m

5to1
acquired by Yahoo

on May 11, 2011
Advertising
$30m

IntoNow
acquired by Yahoo

on April 25, 2011
IT
Undisclosed

Dapper
acquired by Yahoo

on October 5, 2010
Developer Tools
$55m

Koprol
acquired by Yahoo

on May 25, 2010
Social Network
Undisclosed

Citizen Sports
acquired by Yahoo

on March 17, 2010
Online portal
Undisclosed

Maktoob
acquired by Yahoo

on February 26, 2010
Social Network
$164m

Xoopit
acquired by Yahoo

on July 23, 2009
Email
$20m

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