No one wants to work at Yahoo

No one wants to work at Yahoo

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Image: Getty

Were all 53 Yahoo Acquisitions purely for talent hires?

It’s a very common trend in the tech world to buy companies not for the actual company, but for the talented engineers behind the company. After Yahoo bought 53 companies last year and has shut down a majority, you begin to wonder if that was the case here as well.

I’d imagine that even though Yahoo is a massive company with thousands of engineers you can imagine that a company of this size with millions + millions of lines of code may not be the number one place to apply for a job.

Gizmodo compiled a list,  Here’s What Happened To All 53 of Marissa Mayer’s Yahoo Acquisitions.

The worst part about this is that the hired talent all tend to leave Yahoo as soon as their deal is over. Gizmodo has a more in depth write up about each company but the summary is as follows.

1. October 2012: Stamped – Shut Down

2. December 2012: OnTheAir – Shut Down

3. January 2013: Snip.it – Shut Down

4. February 2013: Alike – Shut Down

5. March 2013: Jybe – Shut Down

6. March 2013: Summly – Shut Down

7. May 2013: Astrid – Shut Down

8. & 9. May 2013: GoPollGo and Milewise – Shut Down

10. June 2013: Rondee – Shut Down

11. July 2013: Qwiki – Shut Down

12. July 2013: Xobni – Shut Down

13. July 2013: Ztelic – Shut Down

14. August 2013: RockMelt – Shut Down

15. August 2013: IQ Engines – Shut Down

16. October 2013: LookFlow – Shut Down

17. October 2013: Bread – Shut Down

18. December 2013: Ptch – Shut Down

19. December 2013: EvntLive – Shut Down

20. December 2013: Quik.io – Shut Down

21. December 2013: SkyPhrase – Shut Down

22. December 2013: PeerCDN – Shut Down

23. January 2014: Sparq – Shut Down

24. January 2014: Cloud Party – Shut Down

25. January 2014: Incredible Labs – Shut Down

26. February 2014: Distill – Shut Down

27. March 2014: Vizify – Shut Down

28. May 2014: Blink – Shut Down

29. August 2014: ClarityRay – Shut Down

30. August 2014: Zofari – Shut Down

31. September 2014: Luminate – Shut Down

32. September 2014: Bookpad – Shut Down

33. October 2014: MessageMe – Shut Down

34. May 2013: Loki Studios – Shut Down

35. June 2013: Ghostbird Software – Shut Down

36. July 2013: Bignoggins Productions – Shut Down

37. October 2013: Hitpost – Shut Down

38. January 2014: Tomfoolery – Shut Down

39. June 2014: Photoful and PhotoDrive – Shut Down

40. July 2014: RayV – Shut Down

41. November 2014: Cooliris – Shut Down

 

Wow.

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