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37 buys in 20 months: Yahoo's acquisitions since Marissa Mayer became CEO

Tech | | March 6, 2014, 3:59 pm
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Date: June 12, 2013<br>
GhostBird Software: Photo-app maker GhostBird Software was acquired Yahoo. It was absorbed into Yahoo's Flickr team post acquisition.

Date: June 12, 2013
GhostBird Software: Photo-app maker GhostBird Software was acquired Yahoo. It was absorbed into Yahoo's Flickr team post acquisition.

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Date: July 3, 2013<br>
Xobni: Yahoo acquired email and address book management app Xobni.

Date: July 3, 2013
Xobni: Yahoo acquired email and address book management app Xobni.

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Date: August 23, 2013<br>
IQ Engines: Yahoo purchased image-recognition service IQ Engines to bolster its Flickr services.

Date: August 23, 2013
IQ Engines: Yahoo purchased image-recognition service IQ Engines to bolster its Flickr services.

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Date: October 23, 2013<br>
Lookflow: Yahoo acquired LookFlow, an image recognition/machine learning startup, for an undisclosed sum.

Date: October 23, 2013
Lookflow: Yahoo acquired LookFlow, an image recognition/machine learning startup, for an undisclosed sum.

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Date: December 17, 2013<br>
PeerCDN: Content delivery network provider PeerCDN was acquired by Yahoo for an undisclosed amount.

Date: December 17, 2013
PeerCDN: Content delivery network provider PeerCDN was acquired by Yahoo for an undisclosed amount.

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Date: February 11, 2014<br>
Wander: Yahoo acquired the social journaling app Wander for a reported $10 million. Wander%u2019s goal is to

Date: February 11, 2014
Wander: Yahoo acquired the social journaling app Wander for a reported $10 million. Wander%u2019s goal is to

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Date: October 25, 2012<br>
Stamped: It was Marissa Mayer's first acquisition. Yahoo purchased Stamped, which makes a product that lets consumers share favourite restaurants and music on their smartphones. It did not disclose financial details.

Date: October 25, 2012
Stamped: It was Marissa Mayer's first acquisition. Yahoo purchased Stamped, which makes a product that lets consumers share favourite restaurants and music on their smartphones. It did not disclose financial details.

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Yahoo has acquired 37 companies since new CEO Marissa Mayer took charge in July 2012. Mayer's first acquisition was Stamped, while Vizify is her 37th acquisition. Take a look at all the companies that Yahoo has acquired since she became CEO.

Yahoo has acquired 37 companies since new CEO Marissa Mayer took charge in July 2012. Mayer's first acquisition was Stamped, while Vizify is her 37th acquisition. Take a look at all the companies that Yahoo has acquired since she became CEO.

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Date: January 28, 2014<br>
Tomfoolery: Yahoo acquired Tomfoolery, an enterprise app studio co-founded by two ex-Yahoos and two ex-AOLers.

Date: January 28, 2014
Tomfoolery: Yahoo acquired Tomfoolery, an enterprise app studio co-founded by two ex-Yahoos and two ex-AOLers.

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Date: February 13, 2014<br>
Distill: Yahoo acquired a San Francisco-based startup called Distill. It was working on a way to make technical recruiting easier by pairing video interviews and programming challenges.

Date: February 13, 2014
Distill: Yahoo acquired a San Francisco-based startup called Distill. It was working on a way to make technical recruiting easier by pairing video interviews and programming challenges.

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Date: December 4, 2012<br>
OnTheAir: Yahoo acquired a five-person video chat company. Yahoo did not disclose the financial terms of its acquisition of OnTheAir, but said the team would be joining Yahoo's mobile group.

Date: December 4, 2012
OnTheAir: Yahoo acquired a five-person video chat company. Yahoo did not disclose the financial terms of its acquisition of OnTheAir, but said the team would be joining Yahoo's mobile group.

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Date: March 20, 2013<br>
Jybe: Yahoo did not disclose the price of its deal to acquire Jybe, which developed a mobile app that recommends movies, books and restaurants based on data contained in social networks.

Date: March 20, 2013
Jybe: Yahoo did not disclose the price of its deal to acquire Jybe, which developed a mobile app that recommends movies, books and restaurants based on data contained in social networks.

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Date: May 9, 2013<br>
MileWise: Yahoo acquired Flight search app MileWise.

Date: May 9, 2013
MileWise: Yahoo acquired Flight search app MileWise.

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Date: May 1, 2013<br>
Astrid: It allowed people to create to-do lists on their phones or on the Web.

Date: May 1, 2013
Astrid: It allowed people to create to-do lists on their phones or on the Web.

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Date: May 10, 2013<br>
Loki Studios: Loki's flagship product was Geomon. The game, along with the company, was shut down after it was acquired by Yahoo.

Date: May 10, 2013
Loki Studios: Loki's flagship product was Geomon. The game, along with the company, was shut down after it was acquired by Yahoo.

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Date: June 13, 2013<br>
Rondee: Yahoo purchased Rondee, a conference call company.

Date: June 13, 2013
Rondee: Yahoo purchased Rondee, a conference call company.

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Date: July 2, 2013<br>
Qwiki: Yahoo bought Qwiki Inc, a mobile app for creating videos. The company paid about $50 million for the deal, tech blog AllThingsD cited sources as saying. Terms of the deal however were not disclosed.

Date: July 2, 2013
Qwiki: Yahoo bought Qwiki Inc, a mobile app for creating videos. The company paid about $50 million for the deal, tech blog AllThingsD cited sources as saying. Terms of the deal however were not disclosed.

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Date: August 2, 2013<br>
Rockmelt: Yahoo acquired social Web browser company Rockmelt. It did not disclose financial terms of the deal, but a source close to the situation said the price was between $50 million and $80 million.

Date: August 2, 2013
Rockmelt: Yahoo acquired social Web browser company Rockmelt. It did not disclose financial terms of the deal, but a source close to the situation said the price was between $50 million and $80 million.

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Date: October 11, 2013<br>
Bread: Yahoo bought the URL-shortening service and later shut it down.

Date: October 11, 2013
Bread: Yahoo bought the URL-shortening service and later shut it down.

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Date: December 9, 2013<br>
Quik.io: Yahoo acquired Quik.io, a cross-platform video streaming app .

Date: December 9, 2013
Quik.io: Yahoo acquired Quik.io, a cross-platform video streaming app .

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Date: December 6, 2013<br>
Evntlive: Yahoo acquired an online platform service for live concerts, Evntlive.

Date: December 6, 2013
Evntlive: Yahoo acquired an online platform service for live concerts, Evntlive.

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Date: December 3, 2013<br>
Ptch: Yahoo acquired Ptch, a developer of movie sharing mobile application.

Date: December 3, 2013
Ptch: Yahoo acquired Ptch, a developer of movie sharing mobile application.

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Date: January 24, 2014<br>
Cloud Party: Yahoo acquired Cloud Party, a browser-based game creation engine.

Date: January 24, 2014
Cloud Party: Yahoo acquired Cloud Party, a browser-based game creation engine.

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Date: March 5, 2014<br>
Vizify: A startup that specialises in creating interactive infographics and videos of users' social media data has been acquired by Yahoo. Vizify is Yahoo's 37th acquisition since new CEO Marissa Mayer took charge in July 2012.

Date: March 5, 2014
Vizify: A startup that specialises in creating interactive infographics and videos of users' social media data has been acquired by Yahoo. Vizify is Yahoo's 37th acquisition since new CEO Marissa Mayer took charge in July 2012.

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Date: January 30, 2014<br>
Incredible Labs: Yahoo acquired Incredible Labs, the startup behind mobile personal assistant app, Donna.

Date: January 30, 2014
Incredible Labs: Yahoo acquired Incredible Labs, the startup behind mobile personal assistant app, Donna.

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Date: January 21, 2014<br>
Sparq: Its technology helped users jump from app to app to discover, consume and engage with content.

Date: January 21, 2014
Sparq: Its technology helped users jump from app to app to discover, consume and engage with content.

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Date: January 7, 2014<br>
Aviate: Yahoo acquired Aviate, the contextual Android homescreen application for $80 million. Aviate auto-categorizes apps on the Android phone and gathers them into

Date: January 7, 2014
Aviate: Yahoo acquired Aviate, the contextual Android homescreen application for $80 million. Aviate auto-categorizes apps on the Android phone and gathers them into

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Date: December 2, 2013<br>
SkyPhrase: Yahoo acquired SkyPhrase, a startup that build Natural Language Processing(NLP) technology.

Date: December 2, 2013
SkyPhrase: Yahoo acquired SkyPhrase, a startup that build Natural Language Processing(NLP) technology.

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Date: September 31, 2013<br>
Hitpost: It allowed users to bet on games and various other scenarios with virtual currency.

Date: September 31, 2013
Hitpost: It allowed users to bet on games and various other scenarios with virtual currency.

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Date: July 31, 2013<br>
Lexity: Yahoo acquired e-commerce app Lexity for an undisclosed amount. The move was part of Yahoo%u2019s strategy to gobble up smaller companies. It was later shut down.

Date: July 31, 2013
Lexity: Yahoo acquired e-commerce app Lexity for an undisclosed amount. The move was part of Yahoo%u2019s strategy to gobble up smaller companies. It was later shut down.

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Date: July 18, 2013<br>
Ztelic: Yahoo acquired a small Beijing-based company, Ztelic, that analyses social-network data. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Date: July 18, 2013
Ztelic: Yahoo acquired a small Beijing-based company, Ztelic, that analyses social-network data. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Date: July 2, 2013<br>
Bignoggins Productions: Yahoo also acquired Bignoggins Productions, another mobile app developer.

Date: July 2, 2013
Bignoggins Productions: Yahoo also acquired Bignoggins Productions, another mobile app developer.

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Date: May 23, 2013<br>
PlayerScale, developers of
software infrastructure for cross-platform gaming, was acquired by Yahoo.

Date: May 23, 2013
PlayerScale, developers of software infrastructure for cross-platform gaming, was acquired by Yahoo.

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Date: May 17, 2013<br>
Tumblr: Yahoo bought blogging service Tumblr for $1.1 billion cash, giving the Internet pioneer a much-needed social media platform to reach a younger generation of users and breathe new life into its ailing brand.

Date: May 17, 2013
Tumblr: Yahoo bought blogging service Tumblr for $1.1 billion cash, giving the Internet pioneer a much-needed social media platform to reach a younger generation of users and breathe new life into its ailing brand.

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Date: May 9, 2013<br>
GoPollGo: GoPollGo, an online polling service, introduced a new, interactive experience for poll creators and voters by
displaying analytics in real-time using Twitter. It was acquired by yahoo back in May 2013

Date: May 9, 2013
GoPollGo: GoPollGo, an online polling service, introduced a new, interactive experience for poll creators and voters by displaying analytics in real-time using Twitter. It was acquired by yahoo back in May 2013

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Date: March 25, 2013<br>
Summly: Yahoo snapped up mobile news aggregator Summly. Summly was founded by 17-year-old Nick D'Aloisio. It sorts news by topics in quick bites for smartphones.

Date: March 25, 2013
Summly: Yahoo snapped up mobile news aggregator Summly. Summly was founded by 17-year-old Nick D'Aloisio. It sorts news by topics in quick bites for smartphones.

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Date: February 12, 2013<br>
Alike: Yahoo acquired Alike, a mobile app which provided users with lists of nearby restaurants and other places tailored to their interests.

Date: February 12, 2013
Alike: Yahoo acquired Alike, a mobile app which provided users with lists of nearby restaurants and other places tailored to their interests.

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Date: January 22, 2013<br>
Snip.it: Yahoo bought social news start-up Snip.it, a Pinterest-like service that allows news consumers to clip, organise and share articles, was founded in 2011 by Ramy Adeeb, previously an investor at Khosla Ventures.

Date: January 22, 2013
Snip.it: Yahoo bought social news start-up Snip.it, a Pinterest-like service that allows news consumers to clip, organise and share articles, was founded in 2011 by Ramy Adeeb, previously an investor at Khosla Ventures.