# Yahoo! sold for $4.8 billion to verizon, is the price low? +3 votes 50 views in Websites Yahoo! sold for$4.8 billion to verizon, is the price low? Once Yahoo worth $100 billion dollars, even 8 years before Microsoft offered$44 billion but Yahoo said that the offer is too low and rejected it. Yahoo was found in 1995 and next year the founders becomes the billionaires. In 1997, Yahoo was the second most visited site on the internet after AOL.

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Yes, Verizon sure got a deal but why they wanted it so bad alludes me. Must have something to do with the big security breach a couple of years back. I use Yahoo here and there, so we'll see if they change it.

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Hello Dan - you forgot this one; will a third answer help?

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By the way, the news spoke lately of huge numbers of stolen passwords:

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I don't know if Yahoo is worth $4.8 billion. It seems to me one important factor would be if it generates enough advertising income to justify the investment, say$500 million a year.  Or maybe Verizon thinks it can sell that much in new telephone service to Yahoo's customer base, or perhaps some combination of these two factors.