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Recycled Yahoo IDs are now up for grabs

Yahoo on Monday officially opened the flood gates to allow users to claim a more desirable username that was once owned by someone else. Users have from now until August 7 to request their top five choices for a new…

DirecTV said to be considering Hulu acquisition once again

There’s no shortage of potential suitors when discussing an acquisition of online video streaming destination Hulu. Earlier this month it was rumored that Yahoo was looking to pick up the asset following their failed Dailymotion bid but that was before…

Yahoo's $1.1 billion purchase of Tumblr a done deal

Yahoo first announced its intention to acquire the popular blogging site Tumblr on Sunday, and it has made the $1.1 billion deal official this morning. CEO Marissa Mayer is clearly trying to make good on her promise of turning Yahoo into a…

Yahoo eyes Hulu acquisition after failed Dailymotion bid

If at first you don’t succeed, try try again. That’s the proverb Marissa Mayer is singing as of late following the company’s failed attempt to acquire a controlling stake in video streaming site DailyMotion in an effort to boost Yahoo’s…

Why exactly did Yahoo purchase startup Summly for $30 million?

Last month Yahoo acquired a news summarizing app called Summly for $30 million. The story garnered attention due to the fact that Summly was run by 17-year-old Nick D’Aloisio but there was something else fishy about the whole deal according…