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|Yahoo! Inc. was founded in 1994. Yahoo! Inc., together with its consolidated subsidiaries is a premier digital media company. Through its proprietary technology and insights, it delivers personalized digital content and experiences, across devices and around the globe, to vast audiences. It provides engaging and innovative canvases for advertisers to connect with their target audiences using its unique blend of Science + Art + Scale. It provide online properties and services to users as well as a range of marketing services designed to reach and connect with those users on Yahoo! and through a distribution network of third-party entities. The Company’s offerings to users on Yahoo! Properties currently fall into three categories: Communications and Communities; Search and Marketplaces; and Media. The majority of its offerings are available in more than 45 languages and in 60 countries, regions, and territories. It has properties tailored to users in specific international markets including Yahoo! Homepage and social networking Websites such as Meme and Wretch. It manages and measures its business geographically, mainly in the Americas, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) and Asia Pacific. Its Communications and Communities offerings, including Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Messenger, Yahoo! Groups, Yahoo! Answers, Flickr, and Connected TV, provide a range of communication and social services to users across a variety of devices and through its broadband Internet access partners, OEM partners and strategic partners. These offerings enable users to organize into groups and share knowledge, common interests, and photos. Its Search and Marketplaces offerings are designed to quickly answer users’ information needs by delivering innovative and meaningful search, local, and listings experiences on the search results pages and across Yahoo!. Its Marketplaces offerings and services include Yahoo! Shopping, Yahoo! Travel, Yahoo! Real Estate, Yahoo! Autos, and Yahoo! Small Business. On these properties, users can research specific topics, products, services or areas of interest by reviewing and exchanging information, obtaining contact details or considering offers from providers of goods, providers of services, or parties with similar interests. It generate revenue from listing fees, transaction fees, and display and search advertising on many of these properties, as well as from the subscription fees that it charge for hosting Websites for its customers, fees that it charge for registering domains, and fees that it charge for services it provide to small businesses seeking to maintain a Website. Its Media offerings are designed to engage users with some of the relevant and compelling online content and services on the Web. It offers a majority of these services free of charge to its users. On its Media properties, it generates revenue from display and search advertising and from fee-based services. Its Media properties and services include: Yahoo! Homepage, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Sports, Yahoo! Finance, My Yahoo!, Yahoo! Toolbar, Yahoo! Entertainment & Lifestyles, IntoNow from Yahoo!, Yahoo! Contributor Network. Its competitors are Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and AOL, which each generally offer an integrated variety of Internet products, services, and/or content. It competes with these and other companies for users, advertisers, publishers, and developers. It also compete with these companies to obtain agreements with software publishers, Internet access providers, mobile carriers, device manufacturers and others to promote or distribute its services to their users. The Company is subject to regulations and laws directly applicable to providers of Internet, mobile and VOIP services both domestically and internationally.|
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