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Verizon-Yahoo deal: All you need to know

28-07-2016

The stunning collapse of Yahoo’s valuation

When Hasbro released “Monopoly: The .com Edition,” Yahoo sat in the equivalent of the coveted Boardwalk spot. It was the turn of the millennium, and dot-com mania had pushed the internet company’s valuation well over $100 billion. Today, Verizon said it is buying Yahoo’s core businesses for $4.83 billion. It’s a fraction not only of Yahoo’s heyday price, but also of what the company was worth throughout much of its public life. By the mid-aughts, Yahoo’s market cap had climbed back from a low of around $10 billion to somewhere between $40 billion and $50 billion. Its valuation and share price pushed higher after Yahoo spent $1 billion on a 40% stake in Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce company. Read more here.

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Yahoo can learn from these 7 companies that slipped (IN PHOTOS)

Yahoo announced Monday that it had agreed to sell its core business to Verizon for a mere $4.8 billion, punctuating the company's slide from market dominance. But it has time to remodel, and here are seven examples of firms that lost market dominance to learn from. Yahoo can learn from these 7 companies that slipped

The identity crisis that led to Yahoo's demise

When senior Yahoo executives gathered at a San Jose hotel for a management retreat in the spring of 2006, there was no outward sign of a company in crisis. The internet pioneer, not yet a teenager, had just finished the prior year with $1.9 billion in profits on $5.3 billion in revenue. The tough days of the dot-com bust were a distant memory, and Yahoo Inc, flush with lucrative advertising deals from the world's biggest brands, was enjoying its run as one of the top dogs in the world's hottest industry. Read more here.

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A history of Yahoo's 6 CEOs (IN PHOTOS)

Did Yahoo!'s Marissa Mayer fail at leadership? According to TheStreet's Jim Cramer, the 41-year-old chief executive did not succeed in inspiring her employees.After 20 years as a public company, Yahoo! will no longer be an independent company once Verizon Communications completes its acquisition of the former Internet giant. Paying $4.8 billion, Verizon plans to incorporate Yahoo! with its AOL division.Despite its historic place in the country's tech boom-and-bust cycles, Yahoo! has had six CEOs since it incorporated and each executive had a similar set of challenges -- primarily, to stave off the growing competition from Alphabet , Facebook and other tech behemoths that passed by the company.According to data from TheStreet affiliate BoardEx, Yahoo! has also had 47 directors since 1995, which is considered a high level of turnover. It has 11 directors right now, which includes Mayer and the Chairman Maynard Webb.Here's a brief overlook of each of Yahoo!'s chief executives through the years.Alphabet and Facebook are holdings in Jim Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS Charitable Trust Portfolio. Want to be alerted before Cramer buys or sells GOOGL or FB? Learn more now. A History of Yahoo!'s Six CEOs

Yahoo is not alone: 6 failed tech companies

Yahoo on Monday joined the elephant’s graveyard of fallen internet giants. While the company is officially still alive, now merged with fellow faller AOL and owned by Verizon, it lives on as a shadow of its former self with an uncertain future. The internet has proven a ferocious testing ground for tech companies. Here are some of the other once white-hot companies that have failed to adapt and survive. Read more here.

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Mayer's hires: Which Yahoo execs have left the company and why? (IN PHOTOS)

When Marissa Mayer, formerly employee No. 20 at Google , joined Yahoo! in 2012, she revamped the company's senior ranks. However, the company has grappled with waves of management departures and reshuffles. By late last year, the wave of departures had Mayer asking executives to agree to stay with the company for at least another three years. The exodus was costly and hampered Mayer's ability to turn around the ailing Internet giant, which is close to a sale of its core assets.Here's a look at some of the high-profile executives who've left Yahoo! in recent years. Mayer's Hires: Which Yahoo! Execs Have Left the Company and Why?

The real lesson of Yahoo's fall

With Yahoo Inc.’s deal to sell its core assets for a mere $4.8 billion, it is easy to forget that it once was more than an internet-industry curiosity. There was a time when Yahoo made perfect sense. At Yahoo’s founding in 1994, no one blinked at the idea of re-creating on the web the “internet portals” that had preceded Yahoo—AOL, Prodigy and CompuServe. As a single website that offered users everything they might want, portals were apex predators in the heady early days of the web. Being one meant Yahoo could threaten even giants like Microsoft, which tried to buy Yahoo for $44.6 billion in 2008. Read more here.

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