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Yahoo bids on Hulu says source

Yahoo bids on Hulu says source

Hulu has been a source of rumors for months now, with word surfacing in March that the video service's board is looking into selling the service. Not too long after that, sources began popping up claiming various entities have been in talks with or placed bids on Hulu, including one of its owner's former president. Now another source has surfaced, this one telling the folks over at AllThingsD that Yahoo! has placed a bid for the platform.

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Yahoo getting into gaming with PlayerScale acquisition

Yahoo getting into gaming with PlayerScale acquisition

Added to the list of many Yahoo acquisitions happening recently, PlayerScale is the latest one to get bought out by Marissa Mayer and company. PlayerScale was founded on 2009 and is a startup that creates software infrastructure for cross-platform gaming. What's perhaps the the greatest news is that the startup won't be shutting down.

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Yahoo boosts Flickr storage to one terabyte, reboots Android app

Yahoo boosts Flickr storage to one terabyte, reboots Android app

This week amid word that the company had purchased Tumblr to give its youth segment a boost, the company made use of the press it'd been given for a couple boosts to Flickr. Having acquired Flickr back in 2005 to the tune of $35 million USD, it's no wonder that a $1.1 billion dollar cost for Tumblr continues to hold sway over the press - especially before it was formally announced. Here with Flickr, Yahoo is bringing on a full a terabyte in storage to compete with Google's base free offering and makes with a new Android app to boot.

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WordPress claims thousands of Tumblr refugees amidst Yahoo buyout

WordPress claims thousands of Tumblr refugees amidst Yahoo buyout

You may have heard the news earlier this morning about Yahoo officially acquiring Tumblr for just north of one billion shekels, and as with any high-profile buyout like this, many users are going to feel resentment towards the service they've relied on for so long, and will eventually jump ship for open waters. It looks like a handful of Tumblr users are doing just that.

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Yahoo $1.1bn Tumblr grab official: “Promises not to screw it up”

Yahoo $1.1bn Tumblr grab official: “Promises not to screw it up”

Yahoo's acquisition of Tumblr has been made official, in a $1.1bn deal that will see the microblogging site run as a separate business as part of Yahoo's promise "not to screw it up." The deal, rumored for the past few weeks, will be paid predominantly in cash, and will give Yahoo a vital footprint in the youth market it currently struggles to convince. "Our team isn't changing. Our roadmap isn't changing," Tumblr CEO David Karp said today.

Yahoo Tumblr acquisition reportedly approved in cash-only deal

Yahoo Tumblr acquisition reportedly approved in cash-only deal

This morning a deal between Yahoo and Tumblr has been approved according to sources familiar with the matter. This deal is said by people familiar with those speaking with the Wall Street Journal to have been approved by Yahoo's board only at this time, and that Tumblr's board is not yet at a final decision point. This deal has been reported after several days of rumors surrounding purchases by not just Yahoo, but other large-name web-based businesses as well.

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Yahoo to hold product-related event on Monday, CEO Mayer to speak

Yahoo to hold product-related event on Monday, CEO Mayer to speak

Shortly after we heard rumors about a possible Tumblr buyout from Yahoo this morning, the company has announced that they will be holding a press event on Monday where they are said to be announcing "something special" It doesn't look to be anything minor either, as company CEO Marissa Mayer is expected to make an appearance and speak.

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Yahoo eyeing Tumblr in $1bn grab for “cool” demographic insiders claim

Yahoo eyeing Tumblr in $1bn grab for “cool” demographic insiders claim

Yahoo is in talks to acquire Tumblr, with a potential deal worth as much as $1bn for the social blogging site, according to insider whispers. The acquisition would give Yahoo a vital footprint in the youth demographic the company currently lacks, sources tell AllThingsD and Adweek, in addition to giving a new outlet for brand advertising.

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Yahoo acquires GoPollGo and MileWise, shuts them both down

Yahoo acquires GoPollGo and MileWise, shuts them both down

Just several days after Yahoo acquired popular to-do app Astrid (shutting it down while they were at it), they acquired two more companies, both of which have now been immediately shut down by Marissa Mayer and company. Polling service GoPollGo and flight awards app MileWise have both been bought and shuttered by Yahoo.

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Microsoft renews Yahoo search revenue guarantee for another year

Microsoft renews Yahoo search revenue guarantee for another year

One of the tricks that Microsoft used to get Yahoo to agree to use Bing search results for the Yahoo search engine was a revenue guarantee. That revenue guarantee expired on March 31. However, Reuters reports that Microsoft has now agreed to extend that revenue guarantee.

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Yahoo acquires Astrid, plans to shut the service down

Yahoo acquires Astrid, plans to shut the service down

Yahoo has made another acquisition, this time of time management service Astrid, which just made the announcement on its blog. Such a move comes at a time when Yahoo has been buying up a variety of services and apps, a move in part to bolster the company. Not many details about the deal were provided, but those we do know we have for you after the jump.

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Yahoo reveals content additions and partnerships at 2013 NewFront event

Yahoo reveals content additions and partnerships at 2013 NewFront event

Tonight, Yahoo has kicked off its 2013 NewFront event in New York City, replete with a full roster of celebrities and a performance by The Lumineers accompanied by a half-hour live stream on Yahoo Music for those who wish to enjoy it from the comfort of their homes. All of this is to kick off some new shows that Yahoo has added to it content offerings, as well as the announcement of new partnerships and advertisement opportunities.

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