Of the almost 40 companies Marissa Mayer acquired since taking over Yahoo in 2012, artificial intelligence service Aviate — and not Tumblr — may turn out to be the biggest catch.
Microsoft has spent a fortune snatching up other companies, and just dropped a cool $7.2 billion on Nokia's phone unit. Here's a look back on the company's biggest hits and misses in the risky acquisition game.
Microsoft's poor online-services results undermine its bargaining position with Yahoo, so Cowen's Jim Friedland now deems a deal between the companies unlikely.
Reports are surfacing that Chinese authorities are scrutinizing Microsoft's hostile takeover of Yahoo over concerns about foreign control of the major Chinese marketplace Alibaba.
Don Reisinger thinks Google is an integral part in ending Yahoo's deal with Microsoft. Is his theory right?
Ahead of her trip to Latin America, News.com's Ina Fried offers her first take on a Microsoft-Yahoo deal, just in case it happens while she's gone.
The two companies have acquired more than 150 companies, combined, over the last 12 years. Will the M&A spigot get turned down in a merged company?
With the Google-DoubleClick merger wrapped up, Yahoo may face even greater pressure to find itself a buyout partner, according to Wall Street analysts and investors.
As long as Google dominates search and continues to acquire content and make its products work more "seamlessly," competitors like Yelp and Fodor's will be at a disadvantage on Google's platform.
As Microsoft looks at the road ahead in its takeover bid for Yahoo, it might also want to glance at the rearview mirror to see what's been traveled.