Thursday, April 07, 2016

Three Reasons Why Verizon Would Be A Good Suitor For Yahoo

Yahoo produces plenty of editorial content -- a strategy bolstered by Chief Executive Marissa Mayer [pictured above]. Sites like Yahoo Finance and Yahoo Sports drive significant traffic, while video from Yahoo talent, including Katie Couric, could complement Verizon's growing media reach.

Yahoo still commands a huge audience. Nearly 1 billion people visit a Yahoo website every month.

While content is a risky business, analysts believe it's a way to keep customers engaged.

"Verizon is looking to the future," said Brett Sappington, director of research of consulting firm Parks Associates. "It's about being able to create an audience, and increasingly that audience is going to mobile and moving away from traditional forms of media."

From the article "Three Reasons Why Verizon Would Be A Good Suitor For Yahoo" by Dan Heilman.

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