Founded: 01 January, 1994
Approx value of Acquisitions $18B+
Number of Acquisitions by Yahoo 120
Acquisitions by Yahoo
Yahoo has acquired 120 organizations.
Their most recent acquisition was Altair Semiconductor on January 22, 2016
Yahoo was established in 1994 by Jerry Yang and David Philo. It is one of the largest Internet organizations on the planet. Yahoo has a huge accessible database and assists users with exploring easily in the World Wide Web without any problem. It is a free stage and basically supported by promoters. It does not follow the model of membership, enrollment, and subscription types. The organization has 25 global sites in 13 languages. Yahoo has some other Internet administrations, for example, Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Chat, and Yahoo News. Yahoo’s fringe investors are FMR Corporation, David Philo, Jerry Yang and Terry S. Semel with share rates of 12.5, 7.9, 6.7 and 1.2 percent, individually.
The absolute first of 114 Yahoo acquisitions was Net Controls. It was a search engine that was acquired for $ 1.4 million. The most recent acquisition by Yahoo is Polyvore, which is a social business site. Yahoo’s biggest acquisition so far is Broadcast.com, a web-based radio assistance. The organization acquired it for $5.7 Billion. This made the originator of Broadcast an extremely rich.
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.
Top Acquisitions by Yahoo
|Altair Semiconductor||$212M||January 22, 2016|
|Polyvore||$230M||July 31, 2015|
|Media Group One||$23M||July 24, 2015|
|BrightRoll||$640M||November 11, 2014|
|MessageMe||$30M||October 3, 2014|
|Flurry||$200M||July 21, 2014|
|Tomfoolery||$16M||January 28, 2014|
|Aviate||$80M||January 7, 2014|
|Rockmelt||$65M||August 1, 2013|
|Xobni||$48M||July 3, 2013|
|Qwiki||$50M||July 2, 2013|
|Tumblr||$1.1BN||May 17, 2013|
|Maktoob||$164M||February 26, 2010|
|Xoopit||$20M||July 23, 2009|
|MyBlogLog||$10M||January 9, 2007|
|Hotjobs||$436M||January 11, 2002|
|Broadcast.com||$5.7BN||April 1, 1999|
Yahoo currently has around 8,600 (March 2017) employees down from 10,400 employees in the previous year. and Yahoo’s annual revenue for 2019 was $5.17 billion. Yahoo has acquired 120 organizations up until now.
Fun Fact Yahoo (FFY)
- Believe it or not, Yahoo is an acronym. It stands for ‘Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle‘. term “oracle” was intended to mean “source of truth and wisdom“
- The “yahoo.com” domain was created on January 18, 1995
- Have you ever thought why yahoo added an exclamation(!) point, in the end, Yang and Phyllo added an exclamation point at the end of Yahoo! Because “Yahoo” was already owned by a company that produced BBQ sauce.