Verizon Communications (VZ) made no secret of its interest in acquiring Yahoo (YHOO) ever since the Internet pioneer surrendered to pressure from activist investors and earlier this year announced plans to sell itself.
On Monday, the largest wireless service provider confirmed its $4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo's Internet business, beating out competitors like AT&T (T) and Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert. Here's a closer look at what Verizon fought long and hard to acquire -- and whether its effort can pay of...
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