Report: Yahoo to acquire Maven Networks

Yahoo will pay about $150 million for the video-hosting start-up.

Yahoo will announce that it has acquired Maven Networks, a video-hosting startup, according to a report in the blog TechCrunch.

Citing three unnamed sources, TechCrunch reported that Yahoo has paid about $150 million for the start-up and will announce the deal Thursday or Friday.

Cambridge, Mass.-based Maven Neworks helps media companies present video content on their Web sites. Among the company's customers are Fox News, CBS Sports and CNET Networks, parent company of

A Yahoo spokesperson declined to comment on "rumor and speculation." Representatives from Maven could not be reached for comment.

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