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Verizon Wins The Bid, Buys Yahoo For $4.8 Billion

The sale follows Verizon's purchase of AOL in 2015.

By Lindsey Pulse | July 25, 2016

Verizon Wireless just bought Yahoo for approximately $4.8 billion.

The telecommunications giant announced the merger Monday after several months of negotiations.

The deal will include Yahoo's core internet operations like advertising, content, and mobile capabilities but will will leave its shares in the Chinese retail company Alibaba and Yahoo Japan untouched.

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Verizon's CEO Lowell McAdam said buying Yahoo will put the company "in a highly competitive position" and "help accelerate our revenue stream in digital advertising."

Marissa Mayer became the CEO of Yahoo in 2012 in an effort to restore the company as a front-runner on the web. At the time, the company had been through four CEOs in a span of five years, and its stock was plummeting.

Eventually, Yahoo will change its name and become a publicly traded investment company.

The sale follows Verizon's purchase of AOL in 2015 for around $4.4 billion and marks the end of Yahoo's nearly 22-year run as an independent company.

This video includes clips from Verizon WirelessYahoo, and the World Economic Forum and images from Getty Images.

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