When Google is not making money: Google’s acquisition of Yahoo, the rest
Google, the search engine that began in the late 1970s, is still a huge player in the world of internet search.
But now it’s losing billions of dollars every year.
And that’s a problem.
Google, a private company that owns Yahoo, has spent years negotiating with the federal government to gain control of the internet’s largest and most powerful database of user data.
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By contrast, Yahoo, whose search engine has more than 3 billion daily visitors, has had little or no impact on internet search, according to a new study from the University of Southern California.
The study, which is based on interviews with more than 30 people who worked on the deal, found that Google made about $17 billion in cash and stock before the deal went through.
Yahoo, on the other hand, made about half that much and spent only $7 billion, according the study.
Yahoo has said it hopes to sell the data it already has and sell it to Google in exchange for a small percentage of the company.
Google’s stake in Yahoo, along with other internet companies, is worth about $100bn.
Yahoo’s stock price has fallen more than 50% over the past year.
The deal also created an antitrust headache for the White House.
The companies’ deal is a departure from the normal practice of acquiring other companies in order to get them on board.
“We don’t have a monopoly in internet search,” said Michael Weinberg, an antitrust expert at the University in Washington.
“You can’t have monopoly on content in the US.”
The antitrust experts we spoke with said the White’s attempt to block the deal could backfire.
“The Trump administration is trying to make it look like it’s an antitrust violation when it actually isn’t,” said one expert, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private negotiations.
“There’s a real risk of a lot of damage to the internet if it’s blocked.”
Yahoo has struggled to gain an audience.
The internet company is valued at $13.6 billion and has more users than Facebook and Google combined.
Yahoo had a revenue of $6.7 billion in the first quarter, down from $11.6bn in the same period last year.
In the fourth quarter, Yahoo’s market value dropped to $8.5 billion, down $2.7bn from a year ago.
Yahoo says it has seen strong growth in its advertising business and hopes to double that by 2021.
The White said the company has been a great partner, but that it doesn’t want to buy Yahoo for $8 billion.
“They are one of the most important players in internet advertising, and they’ve been doing well,” the White said in an interview.
“But I don’t want Yahoo to go anywhere.”
It’s not just Yahoo.
Google has also been trying to get in on the internet search business.
In 2014, it announced that it was buying search company DuckDuckGo for $2 billion.
Google then announced a deal with Yahoo in which it agreed to buy out Yahoo’s stake and give Yahoo control of DuckDoveGo.
The price Yahoo paid for that deal was $10 billion.
The Yahoo-Google deal was seen as a threat to Google’s dominance in internet searches.
The acquisition of the search company is also the reason why Google’s search business, with a $20 billion market cap, is less profitable than it used to be.
That market cap is expected to decline again this year, but it’s possible Google could still make some money by expanding its search offerings, according of Eric Johnson, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
“Google has a lot more revenue and a lot less exposure to search, so I think that it will be able to make some revenue,” he said.
“It’s not going to be as strong as it was before.”
Google has been increasing its investments in other internet ventures.
Earlier this year it announced it was acquiring video streaming company Stream.
Google bought YouTube for $1.5bn in December, just as the video streaming market started to recover from the Great Recession.