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Verizon Acquisition Of Yahoo

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The Verizon acquisition of Yahoo has now officially closed and Yahoo's CEO, Marissa Mayer, has resigned her position. The acquisition, estimated to be worth more than $4 billion, received shareholder approval last week, with Mayer being granted a 'golden parachute' of approximately $23 million in her exit from the company.

Verizon has stated that it is planning to combine Yahoo with its AOL assets to create a subsidiary called Oath, which will cover more than 50 media brands and over 1 billion customers globally. Tim Armstrong, the former CEO of AOL, has been chosen to lead the new conglomerate.

It is expected that nearly 15 percent of all Yahoo staff will be cut as a result of the acquisition, with roles in areas such as operations, sales and marketing being affected. In addition, several Board members have left Yahoo in the wake of Mayer's departure, including Jane Shaw, Maynard Webb Jr., David Filo, Richard Hill and Eddy Hartenstein. Verizon has no shortage of staff, as it currently employs more than 160,000 people and earned approximately $126 billion in sales revenues in 2016.

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AOL Is Acquired by Verizon For Its Streaming Content

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AOL is being acquired by Verizon in the mobile providers bid to disrupt the media world. Verizon is purchasing the media company for $4.4 billion in cash in hopes of becoming a major media and content player, not on the television but on the mobile phone. AOL's last merger did not go so well when they acquired Time Warner in hopes of getting distribution for its content and ad network. This time they are being acquired but the goal is the same.

Verizon is seeing subscriptions fall and while some business services and premium options are keeping the company profitable, they are hoping to keep their customer intact by adding these new content options. AOLs most notable content site is the Huffington Post but the company also has a very successful mobile advertising network.

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