AOL-Verizon May Tempt Possible Buyers for Yahoo!

May 12, 2015 4:45 PM

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Now that AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) is being acquired by Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), the big question on Wall Street, Main Street and Cyber-Street has to be what this means for the likes of Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO). After all, Yahoo is considered by many as the other remaining prize in online media besides AOL — and activists have continued beating their drums that they still want more than the tripling of Yahoo’s share price.

The first thing to consider is that Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) is a factor for any Yahoo buyer. Companies do not want to pay up for a tracking stock or for a minority interest, and that has nothing to do with Alibaba doing well on its last earnings. Some investors have said that they vi...

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