Yahoo is being bought out by Verizon. Past two years, Verizon has done a number of high level acquisitions, including AOL. Why? Lateral expansion. Yahoo has an amazing suite of technologies that they just couldn’t seem to make profitable. AOL, long past its days of dial-up internet provider has become a powerful media giant in the realm of advertising and their surprisingly strong news, all things that tend to be invisible to consumers but as these are areas Verizon has been weak with, these make sense. Now for me, I don’t care much about Verizon but I _do_ find their acquisitions interesting, at least these two.

Yahoo is being bought out by Verizon. Past two years, Verizon has done a number of high level acquisitions, including AOL.

Why?

Lateral expansion. Yahoo has an amazing suite of technologies that they just couldn’t seem to make profitable. AOL, long past its days of dial-up internet provider has become a powerful media giant in the realm of advertising and their surprisingly strong news, all things that tend to be invisible to consumers but as these are areas Verizon has been weak with, these make sense.

Now for me, I don’t care much about Verizon but I _do_ find their acquisitions interesting, at least these two.

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