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Wausau native leads $1.1B purchase of Tumblr

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is on the march

9:00 PM, May 20, 2013
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Yahoo is buying online blogging forum Tumblr for $1.1 billion as CEO Marissa Mayer tries to rejuvenate an Internet icon that had fallen behind the times.

The deal announced Monday represents the boldest move yet for Mayer, a 1993 Wausau West High School graduate, since she left Google 10 months ago to lead Yahoo's latest comeback attempt. It marks Yahoo's most expensive acquisition since the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company bought online search engine Overture a decade ago for $1.3 billion in cash and stock.

Yahoo is paying all cash for Tumblr, dipping into some of its remaining stash from a ...

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