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Report: Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) acquires Flurry for over $200 million

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Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) is now hitting around 450 million monthly active users per month and its search and display mobile ad revenues grew 100%. According to reports, Yahoo! has closed on an acquisition for Flurry at a price of over $200 million.

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Yahoo! outbid Hulu for ‘Community’ at the last minute

Yahoo! has gained the exclusive rights for the sixth season of Community for tens of millions of dollars. NBC cancelled the sitcom earlier this year after its fifth season. The show seemed to start struggling during its third season, but it retained a loyal cult-like fan base. In the fifth season, Chevy Chase and Donald Glover departed from the cast, making it difficult to keep the same charm it had in the first season. Hulu was deep in negotiations for the show in the last few weeks of June.


Yahoo! acquires RayV

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Yahoo! has acquired online video streaming company RayV, which is known for distributing video to mobile devices. Founded in 2005, RayV is focused on distributing HD quality video to mobile devices. The terms of the deal were undisclosed.

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Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) is shutting down unpopular products

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Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) is shutting down some of its products. Many of the products will be integrated into other Yahoo! services. Yahoo! will be shutting down smart e-mail service Xobni. Some of Xobni’s features will be rolled into Yahoo! Mail like e-mail contact auto-suggestions when composing a message and a person-centric search.
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Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) rumored to be acquiring Fullscreen for $250 million

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) may be spending around $250 million to acquire Fullscreen, a company that creates content on YouTube. 

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Marissa Mayer apologizes for showing up late to Cannes meeting

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Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer gave an interview with Bloomberg where she said that she did not mean to slight ad execs that were left waiting for two hours during the Cannes Lions ad festival last week.

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Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) launches smart home screen Aviate

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) has created a launcher replacement that brings up your agenda that notifies you of meetings and appointments. It also sorts your apps based on the ones that are the most commonly used and also provide quick links to the people that you contact the most. The more you use Aviate, the more customized it becomes. You can download the app from Google Play now.

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) releases diversity report

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Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) has released a report about the diversity of its workforce on Tuesday, which breaks down its employees along gender and ethnicity.
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