List of acquisitions by Yahoo!

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Yahoo! is a computer software and web search engine company founded on March 1, 1995.[1] The company is a public corporation and its headquarters is located in Sunnyvale, California.[2] It was founded by Stanford University graduate students Jerry Yang and David Filo in 1994.[3] According to web traffic analysis companies, Yahoo! has been one of the most visited websites on the Internet, with more than 130 million unique users per month in the United States alone.[4][5][6] As of October 2007, the global network of Yahoo! receives 3.4 billion page views per day on average, making it one of the most visited US websites.[5]

Yahoo!'s first acquisition was the purchase of Net Controls, a web search engine company, in September 1997 for US$1.4 million. As of April 2008, the company's largest acquisition is the purchase of Broadcast.com, an Internet radio company, for $5.7 billion, making Broadcast.com co-founder Mark Cuban a billionaire. Most of the companies acquired by Yahoo! are based in the United States; 47 of the companies are from the United States, and 8 are based in a foreign country. As of October 2009, Yahoo! has acquired 58 companies.

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Acquisitions

Acquisition date Company Business Country Value (USD) Derived products References
01997-09 September 1997 Net Controls Web search engine File:Flag of the United States.svg USA $Template:Nts Yahoo! Search [7]
01997-10-08 October 8, 1997 Four11 Web-based email File:Flag of the United States.svg USA $Template:Nts Yahoo! Mail [8]
01998-03-31 March 31, 1998 Classic Games Online game File:Flag of the United States.svg USA Yahoo! Games [9]
01998-04-29 April 29, 1998 Sportasy Fantasy sport File:Flag of the United States.svg USA Yahoo! Fantasy Sports [10]
01998-06-08 June 8, 1998 Viaweb Web application File:Flag of the United States.svg USA $Template:Nts Yahoo! Store [11]
01998-07-17 July 17, 1998 Webcal Calendaring software File:Flag of the United States.svg USA $Template:Nts Yahoo Calendar [12]
01998-10-12 October 12, 1998 Yoyodyne Direct marketing File:Flag of the United States.svg USA $Template:Nts Yahoo! Search Marketing [13]
01998-12 December 1998 Hyperparallel Data analysis File:Flag of the United States.svg USA $Template:Nts Yahoo! Search [14]
01999-01-15 January 15, 1999 LogMeIn Digital identity File:Flag of the United States.svg USA $Template:Nts Yahoo! [15]
01999-04-01 April 1, 1999 Broadcast.com Internet radio File:Flag of the United States.svg USA $Template:Nts LAUNCHcast [16]
01999-05-27 May 27, 1999 Encompass Internet service provider File:Flag of the United States.svg USA $Template:Nts Yahoo! [17]
01999-05-28 May 28, 1999 GeoCities Web hosting service File:Flag of the United States.svg USA $Template:Nts Yahoo! GeoCities [18]
01999-06-02 June 2, 1999 Online Anywhere Content delivery network File:Flag of the United States.svg USA $Template:Nts Yahoo! TV [19]
02000-03-23 March 23, 2000 Arthas.com E-commerce payment systems File:Flag of the United States.svg USA Yahoo! Store [20]
02000-04-05 April 5, 2000 MyQuest Internet service provider File:Flag of the United States.svg USA Yahoo! [21]
02000-08-31 August 31, 2000 eGroups Electronic mailing list File:Flag of the United States.svg USA $Template:Nts Yahoo! Groups [22]
02000-11-09 November 9, 2000 Kimo Web portal Template:Country data TWN $Template:Nts Yahoo! [23]
02001-02-14 February 14, 2001 Sold.com Online auction tools Template:Country data AUS $Template:Nts Yahoo! Shopping [24]
02001-06-28 June 28, 2001 LAUNCH Media Online music store File:Flag of the United States.svg USA $Template:Nts Yahoo! Music [25]
02002-01-11 January 11, 2002 Hotjobs.com Job search engine File:Flag of the United States.svg USA $Template:Nts Yahoo! HotJobs [26]
02002-12-23 December 23, 2002 Inktomi Corporation Internet service provider File:Flag of the United States.svg USA $Template:Nts Yahoo! Search [27]
02003-06-14 June 14, 2003 Overture Services, Inc. Search engine marketing File:Flag of the United States.svg USA $Template:Nts Yahoo! Search Marketing [28]
02004-01 January 2004 3721 Internet Assistant Browser Helper Object Template:Country data CHN $Template:Nts Yahoo! Assistant [29]
02004-03-26 March 26, 2004 Kelkoo Price comparison service Template:Country data FRA $Template:Nts Kelkoo [30]
02004-07-12 July 12, 2004 Oddpost Web-based email File:Flag of the United States.svg USA $Template:Nts Yahoo! Mail [31]
02004-09-14 September 14, 2004 Musicmatch Jukebox Audio player File:Flag of the United States.svg USA $Template:Nts Yahoo! Music [32]
02004-10-02 October 2, 2004 The All-Seeing Eye Game server browser Template:Country data FIN Yahoo! Games [33]
02004-10-22 October 22, 2004 Stata Labs Web-based email File:Flag of the United States.svg USA Yahoo! Mail [34]
02004-12-07 December 7, 2004 WUF Networks Mobile media File:Flag of the United States.svg USA Yahoo! Mobile [35]
02005-02-11 February 11, 2005 Verdisoft Computer software File:Flag of the United States.svg USA $Template:Nts Yahoo! Mobile [36]
02005-03-04 March 4, 2005 Stadeon Online game File:Flag of the United States.svg USA Yahoo! Games [37]
02005-03-20 March 20, 2005 Ludicorp Image hosting service File:Flag of Canada.svg CAN $Template:Nts Flickr [38]
02005-04-12 April 12, 2005 TeRespondo Advertising network Template:Country data BRA Yahoo! Search Marketing [39]
02005-06-14 June 14, 2005 Dialpad Voice over Internet Protocol File:Flag of the United States.svg USA Yahoo! Voice [40]
02005-06-14 June 14, 2005 blo.gs Weblog software File:Flag of the United States.svg USA Yahoo! 360° [41]
02005-07-25 July 25, 2005 Konfabulator Widget engine File:Flag of the United States.svg USA Yahoo! Widgets [42]
02005-10-04 October 4, 2005 Upcoming.org Calendaring software File:Flag of the United States.svg USA Yahoo! Local [43]
02005-10-18 October 18, 2005 Whereonearth Web mapping File:Flag of the United States.svg USA Yahoo! Maps [44]
02005-12-12 December 12, 2005 del.icio.us Social bookmarking File:Flag of the United States.svg USA $Template:Nts del.icio.us [45]
02006-01-09 January 9, 2006 Webjay Online music store File:Flag of the United States.svg USA Yahoo! Music [46]
02006-01-17 January 17, 2006 SearchFox Web search engine File:Flag of the United States.svg USA Yahoo! Search [47]
02006-04-18 April 18, 2006 Meedio Digital video recorder File:Flag of the United States.svg USA Yahoo! Go [48]
02006-09-27 September 27, 2006 Jumpcut.com Online video editing File:Flag of the United States.svg USA Yahoo! Video [49]
02006-10-17 October 17, 2006 AdInterax Online advertising File:Flag of the United States.svg USA Yahoo! Search Marketing [50]
02006-11-16 November 16, 2006 Bix.com Social media File:Flag of the United States.svg USA Bix [51]
02006-11-17 November 17, 2006 Kenet Works Mobile software Template:Country data SWE $Template:Nts Yahoo! Mobile [52]
02006-12 December 2006 Wretch Virtual community Template:Country data TWN $Template:Nts Wretch [53]
02007-01-08 January 8, 2007 MyBlogLog Social network service File:Flag of the United States.svg USA MyBlogLog [54]
02007-04-29 April 29, 2007 Right Media Online advertising File:Flag of the United States.svg USA $Template:Nts Yahoo! Search Marketing [55]
02007-06-20 June 20, 2007 Rivals.com College football File:Flag of the United States.svg USA Yahoo! Sports [56]
02007-09-04 September 4, 2007 BlueLithium Advertising network File:Flag of the United States.svg USA $Template:Nts Yahoo! Search Marketing [57]
02007-09-14 September 14, 2007 BuzzTracker News site File:Flag of the United States.svg USA Yahoo! News [58]
02007-09-17 September 17, 2007 Zimbra Collaborative software File:Flag of the United States.svg USA $Template:Nts Zimbra [59]
02008-02-05 February 5, 2008 FoxyTunes Browser extension File:Flag of the United States.svg USA FoxyTunes [60]
02008-02-12 February 12, 2008 Maven Networks Video on demand File:Flag of the United States.svg USA $Template:Nts Yahoo! Video [61]
02008-05-09 May 9, 2008 Inquisitor Browser extension File:Flag of the United States.svg USA Inquisitor [62]
02009-07-22 July 22, 2009 Xoopit Webmail applications File:Flag of the United States.svg USA $Template:Nts Yahoo! Mail [63]
02009-08-25 August 25, 2009 Maktoob.com Social media Template:Country data Dubai Maktoob.com [64]

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  17. "Yahoo! Acquires Encompass, Inc.". Yahoo!. 1999-05-27. http://docs.yahoo.com/docs/pr/release319.html. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  18. "Yahoo! buys GeoCities". CNN. 1999-01-28. http://money.cnn.com/1999/01/28/technology/yahoo_a/. 
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  20. "Yahoo! Plans to Offer Person-to-Person Payment Solution to Buyers and Sellers". Yahoo!. 2000-03-23. http://docs.yahoo.com/docs/pr/release496.html. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
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  27. "Yahoo! to Acquire Inktomi". Yahoo!. 2002-12-23. http://docs.yahoo.com/docs/pr/release1050.html. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  28. "Yahoo! to Acquire Overture". Yahoo!. 2003-06-14. http://docs.yahoo.com/docs/pr/release1102.html. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
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  30. "Yahoo! to Acquire Kelkoo". Yahoo!. 2004-03-26. http://docs.yahoo.com/docs/pr/release1160.html. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
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  54. Dickerson, Chad (2007-01-08). "Bloggers unite! Yahoo! joins forces with MyBlogLog". Yahoo!. http://ycorpblog.com/2007/01/08/bloggers-unite-yahoo-joins-forces-with-mybloglog/. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
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  56. Pitaro, Jimmy (2007-06-20). "Listen up, (college) sports fans...". Yahoo!. http://ycorpblog.com/2007/06/20/listen-up-college-sports-fans/. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  57. Teresi, Todd (2007-09-04). "Yahoo! to acquire BlueLithium". Yahoo!. http://ycorpblog.com/2007/09/04/yahoo-to-acquire-bluelithium/. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  58. Moore, Scott (2007-09-14). "Yahoo! News tracks the buzz". Yahoo!. http://ycorpblog.com/2007/09/14/yahoo-news-tracks-the-buzz/. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  59. Garlinghouse, Brad (2007-09-17). "Zimbra is so damn cool". Yahoo!. http://ycorpblog.com/2007/09/17/zimbra-is-so-damn-cool/. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
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