Who Owns Yahoo News?

After Verizon’s purchase of Yahoo, many people are wondering who owns Yahoo News. The answer may surprise you.

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Introduction

In 2015, Verizon Communications acquired AOL for $4.4 billion. This purchase included many well-known brands like The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, and, of course, Yahoo. The core business of Yahoo, which included Yahoo Mail and the popular Yahoo Finance, was not part of the sale to Verizon. Instead, it was spun off into a new company called Altaba Inc.

History of Yahoo News

Yahoo! News is a news website that originated as an internet-based news aggregator by Yahoo!. Contents are generally syndicated from other sources. In 2007, Yahoo! News launched the first “most e-mailed” page on the web. On March 31, 2009, Yahoo! enhanced its online video offerings by launching three new video sites: OMG! Insider, Politics Now, and Good News.

Current Ownership Structure

Yahoo News is currently owned by Verizon, which acquired it as part of its purchase of Yahoo in 2017. Prior to that, Yahoo News was owned by the Yahoo! Inc. internet company.

Management and Operations

Yahoo News is operated by media conglomerate Oath Inc., which is a subsidiary of Verizon Communications. The site includes articles from a variety of news sources, as well as original content produced by Yahoo News. It also provides access to Yahoo Finance, Sports, and other content.

Future of Yahoo News

In February 2016, Verizon Communications announced its plans to acquired Yahoo’s core business for $4.83 billion. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017 pending regulatory approvals.

As part of the deal, Verizon will acquire Yahoo’s advertising technology and search experience, as well as its content including online video destination Yahoo Screen, sports content site Tumblr and news site Yahoo Finance.

The future of Yahoo News remains uncertain as the deal has not yet been finalized. However, it is likely that Verizon will combine Yahoo News with its existing AOL news properties, such as Huffington Post and TechCrunch, to create a larger online news destination.

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