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9 Biggest Buyouts in Internet Stocks History

These multibillion-dollar buyouts weren't all winners

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#4. Yahoo Buys

YHOO stock, yahoo stockYear: 1999
Purchase Value: $5.7 billion
Inflation Adjusted Price:  $8 billion seemed full of potential in the early days of the internet stocks boom, and Yahoo (YHOO) paid big bucks to acquire the early entrant into online radio.

Unfortunately, dial-up internet made streaming painfully slow, and the content library just wasn’t impressive enough to attract user growth. These days, you’d be hard pressed to find evidence it ever existed at all … save, of course, the high profile of its founder Mark Cuban.

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