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Net merger feeding frenzy heats up

Yahoo's acquisition of GeoCities is the latest in a spate of Net buyouts and mergers. The question now is: Who's next?

Shoring up its No. 1 portal status, Yahoo acquires GeoCities and its Web communities in a stock deal. With merger mania in the portal space heightening, the guessing game begins as to what Web properties will be next to join forces in an attempt to give Yahoo a run for its money.

Net merger mania continues
news analysis The Internet buyout feeding frenzy is in full swing, with potential suitors looking for properties that can fill holes in their strategies.

Yahoo buys GeoCities
audio | update The leading Web portal signs an agreement to acquire GeoCities, a maker of personal publishing tools and Web-based communities, in a stock deal worth about $3.56 billion.

Yahoo, GeoCities count on e-commerce
The companies bet that the results of their merger will prove greater than the sum of its parts.

Yahoo up on Compaq-AltaVista deal
The top portal site's stock closes more than 12 percent higher on optimism that it will benefit from Compaq's decision to sell shares of AltaVista.