4 Companies Yahoo Could Buy

by Nate Wooley | October 22, 2012 9:09 am

Yahoo‘s (NASDAQ:YHOO[1]) new CEO Marissa Mayer sure is making some waves. With her decision to refocus on technology instead of content, she’s trying to make the company’s sites more fun and interactive. The change in focus is aimed at making Yahoo more user-friendly and, never forget,  growth-oriented.

Having been in place for several months now, and with the company sitting on more than $2 billion, Mayer is reported to be thinking about acquisitions[2]. What firms could Yahoo purchase that would both expand its advertising revenues and increase user’s interest? And let’s not forget increasing shareholder value.

Here are some potential targets:

More from Mayer’s time at Yahoo:

Endnotes:
  1. YHOO: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=YHOO
  2. is reported to be thinking about acquisitions: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/21/us-yahoo-mayer-idUSBRE89K06P20121021
  3. OPEN: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=OPEN
  4. MM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MM
  5. Yahoo’s Mayer Taps Google Exec for COO: http://investorplace.com/2012/10/yahoos-mayer-taps-google-exec-for-coo/
  6. Marissa Mayer’s Vague Platitude’s Won’t Cut It: http://investorplace.com/2012/09/marissa-mayers-vague-platitudes-wont-cut-it/
  7. Yahoo CEO to Unveil User-Focused Turnaround Plan: http://investorplace.com/2012/09/yahoo-ceo-to-unveil-user-focused-turnaround-plan/

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