Internet and media company Yahoo reported a revenue of $1.47 billion in the fourth quarter of 2016, up 5.7% from $1.27 billion in the same quarter last year. Interestingly, Yahoo, which was expected to close the Verizon deal in the first quarter of 2017, now mentions that the transaction is expected to close in Q2 instead. Note that Yahoo’s Verizon deal has come under scrutiny after Yahoo revealed two data breaches after the deal was confirmed. The first breach likely took place in August 2013, and the second in 2014, both together compromising the data of over 1.5 billion user accounts (not unique). During the first disclosed data breach, Verizon had said that it had a ‘reasonable basis’ to believe the incident represented a material impact that could allow it to withdraw from the $4.8 billion deal. Notably, Verizon was…
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