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Yahoo Revenues Analysis Microsoft Bing

31% of Yahoo’s revenue comes from Microsoft paying it to use Bing

December 10th, 2013

Bing may not be making any money for Microsoft but it seems to be doing wonders for Yahoo. Bloomberg reports that Microsoft’s payouts to Yahoo in exchange for using Bing as its search engine accounted for 31% of its revenue last quarter, a surprisingly high number given that Yahoo before would only say that the …

Yahoo Mail Encryption NSA

Yahoo to barricade its services against NSA snooping next year

November 18th, 2013

In addition to Yahoo Mail, Yahoo will add extra layers of personal data protection to all its services in the coming months in an effort to safeguard the privacy of its customers, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced in a blog post. Mayer reminded users that Yahoo Mail will get HTTPS (SSL – Secure Sockets Layer) …

Yahoo Admovate Acquisition

Yahoo ups its efforts to compete with Google’s mobile ad powerhouse

July 17th, 2013

Yahoo has been acquiring companies left and right since former Google executive Marissa Mayer became the company’s chief executive. Mayer has emphasized the importance of mobile, noting that it is the company’s future and focus. And it seems that Yahoo’s latest purchase will help the company further compete with Google and Apple, as the company announced on …

Yahoo Hulu Bid $600 Million

Yahoo reportedly bidding at least $600 million for Hulu

May 27th, 2013

So how much will it take for Yahoo to buy itself a stake in Hulu? According to a new report from AllThingsD, at least $600 million. Citing “numerous sources close to the situation,” AllThingsD reports that Yahoo is bidding between $600 million and $800 million for Hulu, a range that reflects the fact that Yahoo …

Yahoo Hulu Acquisition Rumor

Yahoo reportedly places bid to buy Hulu stake

May 24th, 2013

Yahoo is apparently determined to show that it can do more than pay $1.1 billion for a bunch of teenage girls’ blogs. Unnamed sources tell Bloomberg that Yahoo has submitted an offer to buy video streaming website Hulu, a sign that the company is still considering ways to counter the enormous video streaming clout that …

Yahoo Tumblr Merger Analysis

One bad sign for Yahoo’s Tumblr buy: Its history of $1 billion duds

May 21st, 2013

Yahoo turned some heads this week when it announced that it was paying $1.1 billion to buy blogging platform Tumblr, but this isn’t the first time it has spent at least $1 billion to acquire another company. As NPR points out, Yahoo has bought several companies over the past 15 years that it has valued at …

Yahoo Microsoft Search Deal

Yahoo trying to wiggle out of its Bing search deal with Microsoft

May 8th, 2013

Yahoo has apparently had enough of Bing powering its searches. An unnamed source tells The Wall Street Journal that Yahoo has been “quietly trying to find a way out of its struggling Web-search partnership with Microsoft… but has so far failed in that effort.” The Journal’s source says that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, a former Google executive, …