Bidders Emerge for Yahoo’s Internet Business

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    I think the CEO has made a mess out of it. Just look at all those ugly and crappy designed Yahoo websites, I'm surprised that they even manage to attract visitors. And I also don't understand the comment about spinning off the stake in Alibabi, I don't see how that would be a separate company.
     
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    Alibaba is already a publicly traded company (NYSE: BABA); Yahoo has a 15% stake in the company which is worth around 30 billion USD. It is almost incomprehensible to know that this is 98% of Yahoo's entire market capitalization! Add this to its stake in Yahoo Japan and it is clear that Yahoo's internet business amounts to a statistically insignificant monetary valuation (chump change).

    The issue with the previously considered BABA spinoff is that out of the 30 billion Yahoo would have received, the US would have taxed Yahoo 10 billion USD- which is definitely not chump change.
     
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    Didn't know about that, interesting. But I think Yahoo will probably look for a merger with AOL. They won't survive on their own, not with the current management.
     
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    The AOL rumor has been floated for a while now, but it would be a straight buyout and not a merger as the valuation for the Yahoo core business is virtually nothing.
     
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    Yes my bad, I meant to say takeover, that's more realistic than a merger. But it's really sad to see a company with so many potential being ruined. Yahoo Finance could have been great, same goes for Yahoo Search, they only needed to copy Google. Actually, all of their sites could have been great, if it wasn't for the crappy design. I'm only reasonable content with Yahoo Mail, but only about the basic version, the full version is horrible.
     
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    Final chance to try to purge what you can?
     
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    AOL is owned by Verizon and Verizon is trying to buy Yahoo or part of it anyway.
     
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    Bids are due on Monday, and it seems Verizon is in the lead. Also copies of the financials Yahoo released to prospective bidders was leaked and they were doing worse than it was thought.
     
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    Yahoo Is Said to Collect Final Bids as Auction Nears Its End

     
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    Yahoo’s remaining assets to rebrand after sale to Verizon in 2017
     
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