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. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,689   +871

    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 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,797   +702

    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: 939   +82

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

    treeski TechSpot Guru Posts: 867   +128

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

    RzmmDX TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 178   +25

    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 TechSpot Guru Posts: 802   +87

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

    spydercanopus TechSpot Guru Posts: 802   +87

    It's called the Cayman Islands.
  9. Duckula22

    Duckula22 Newcomer, in training Posts: 55

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

    avoidz TechSpot Maniac Posts: 454   +54

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

    avoidz TechSpot Maniac Posts: 454   +54

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


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