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Yahoo reportedly offers up to $800 million to acquire Hulu

By Dave LeClair
May 27, 2013
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  1. Yahoo seems to have some surprisingly deep pockets ready for making acquisitions, as the company reportedly offered anywhere from $600 to $800 million to purchase online streaming platform Hulu. The report comes from All Things D, after revealing Yahoo's intentions...

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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +965

    30 million for Sumly, 1 billion for Tumblr, then this? Yahoo is really on a spending streak. They are gonna ruin tumblr by flooding it with Ads, they will do the same with poor Hulu.
     
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,010   +1,754

    This Marissa chick seems like a real go-getter but why would I use Yahoo now that I've got used to using Google? Maybe they'll make a case for themselves one day. These OTT sites such as Hulu are really not my thing.
     
  4. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,205   +174

    I think $800 Million for Hulu sounds awfully low. Is Hulu unable to turn a profit while Sumly and Tumbler were?
     
  5. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 939   +180

    Keep in mind Hulu is not a global service, which might play into its lower value.
     
  6. RzmmDX

    RzmmDX TS Addict Posts: 288   +58

    How is it that Yahoo still has such deep pockets...

    Google and Apple must have a secret island where they stash all their cash. Or an island made out of cash...

    But as long as they don't change the subscription model and add in more content. Sure.
     
  7. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 794   +87

    Hulu is worth more than tumblr! I hope Yahoo doesn't buy Hulu... dislike yahoo.
     
  8. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 794   +87

    It's called the Cayman Islands.
     
  9. Duckula22

    Duckula22 TS Rookie Posts: 55

    This video is not available in your location. 'nuff said.
     
  10. avoidz

    avoidz TS Maniac Posts: 455   +54

    You mean, erm, Ireland... ;)
     
  11. avoidz

    avoidz TS Maniac Posts: 455   +54

    At least Yahoo! might get Hulu of its arse and make it available worldwide.
     

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