Monday, October 16, 2006

Yahoo’s acquisitions since 1997

This is a list of corporate acquisitions made by Yahoo!, since 1997. We believe this is an interesting retrospection of all acquisitions in the context of Google’s aggressive buyout strategy and the highly expected Yahoo’s respond to Google’s recent YouTube purchase. What is Yahoo going to acquire? Who is the next, another video site or it is going to be a site from totally different sector on the web?

1997
September 1997 – Net Controls ($1.4 Million)
October 1997 – Four11 ($92 Million)

1998
March 1998 – Classic Games
June 1998 – ViaWeb ($49 Million)
July 1998 – WebCal
December 1998 – Yoyodyne for ($29.6 Million)
December 1998 – Sportacy

1999
January 1999 – Hyperparellel ($8 Million)
February 1999 – Log-Me-On ($10 Million)
May 1999 – GeoCities ($3.6 Billion)
May 1999 – Encompass ($130m)
June 1999 – Online Anywhere ($80m)
July 1999 – Broadcast.com ($5.7 Billion)
November 1999 – MyQuest

2000
March 2000 – Arthas.com
August 2000 – eGroups ($432 Million)
November 2000 – Kimo ($145 Million)

2001
April 2001 – Sold.com ($30 Million)
June 2001 – Launch Media ($12 Million)

2002
January 2002 – Hotjobs ($436 Million)
December 2002 – Inktomi ($235 Million)

2003
February 2003 – Alltheweb ($100 Million)
October 2003 – Overture ($1.63 Billion)

2004
January 2004 – 3721 Internet Assistant
April 2004 – Kelkoo ($579 Million)
July 2004 - Oddpost
October 2004 – MusicMatch ($160 Million)
October 2004 - Stata Labs, Inc.

2005
February 2005 - Verdisoft (a software development company for $93 million)
March 2005 – Ludicorp Research, owner of Flickr ($40 Million)
March 2005 - Stadeon (cross-platform gaming technology)
April 2005 - TeRespondo (Brazilian performance-based advertising network)
June 2005 – Dialpad
June 2005 – Blo.gs
July 2005 – Konfabulator
October 2005 - Alibaba (purchased approximately 46 percent of Alibaba, an e-commerce company based in China for $1 billion in cash and the contribution of Yahoo! China)
October 2005 – Upcoming.org
October 2005 – Whereonearth
December 2005 – del.icio.us


2006
September 2006 – Jumpcut

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