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Why Yahoo (Nasdaq: YHOO) Should Take a Lesson from AOL

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One company investors should have their eyes on after this Verizon-AOL deal is Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO).

This Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) announced it was going to acquire struggling internet brand AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) for $50 a share, or $4.4 billion. Yahoo could only dream for someone to come in and swoop them up.

Here's why AOL and Yahoo are more similar than you would think...

How Does Yahoo Make Money?

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The question about Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) is not necessarily, "How does Yahoo make money?" but rather, "How does Yahoo still make money?"

Online advertising is a tough business to be in, especially when other bigger players are dominating. Yahoo is in trouble.

So, how does Yahoo make money now that the industry has shifted and they aren't one of the leaders? Here's how...

Is Yahoo Stock Worth Buying After Another Lukewarm Earnings Season?

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After Yahoo earnings yesterday (Tuesday), investors have to ask themselves, "Is Yahoo stock worth buying?"

The Yahoo stock price got a nice lift in pre-market trading today. Though, Yahoo earnings weren't a ringing endorsement for the company's ailing core business. But it's still worth a buy.

So why is Yahoo stock worth buying? We answer that here...

[CHART] See the Latest M&A Deals from AAPL, AMZN, FB, GOOG, and YHOO

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Tech M&A deals are so commonplace now they often come and go with little fanfare. Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) alone has acquired 44 companies since 2000. Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) has gobbled up more than three times that, with 144 buys in the last 15 years.

These deals are actually changing our lives - perhaps more than we realize. For instance, Google bought mobile software Android in 2005. Now, Android smartphones account for 78.4% of global market share. There are 76 million Android users in the U.S. alone.

Here are five charts that show the recent M&A deals from American tech sweethearts Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Yahoo!, and Google.

In another year or two, chances are some of these buys will have changed the way we live...

This Yahoo Stock Price Driver Will Replace Alibaba by 2016

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By the end of the year, Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) will let go of its 15% stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA).

What as of late been the most significant Yahoo stock price driver will no longer factor into the day-to-day trading decisions of investors buying and selling Yahoo. This sounds dire.

But post-spinoff, Yahoo will not be valueless. Here's why even now, as investors question Yahoo's future, Yahoo stock is still a buy...

Chinese Stock Market Plays Emerge Amid Growth Concerns

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The Chinese stock market has performed relatively well this year. But it's rushing headlong into an outpouring of China bears souring on the country's growth.

A number of other indicators - weak factory production, slowing car sales - have international investors questioning whether the so-called "Chinese Economic Miracle" is losing steam.

It hasn't, and Western analysts currently have these three stock picks wrong...

Yahoo Stock Price Crash Is Small Blip on Way to Future Gains

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The Yahoo stock price was hammered last week.

Already on a downward trajectory earlier in the week, it fell 6%, closing at $43.43. That is a three-month low.

The most disappointing part of this drop was that it really wasn't Yahoo's fault.

Here's what happened - and why YHOO will rise in 2015...

2015 Yahoo Stock Forecast: Why a 25% Gain Is Just the Start

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The 2015 Yahoo stock forecast will, at least, reward shareholders with a 25% gain.

That's because Yahoo stock has been moving in tandem with Alibaba stock since the Alibaba IPO.

But there are other factors that could push Yahoo beyond even that optimistic 25% figure.

Yahoo Stock News: Mobile Growth a Good Sign, but Not Enough for Long Term

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Yahoo stock secured a win in mobile ad revenue, according to a recent report.

It looks like Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) is going to overtake Twitter in market share for mobile ads.

This is a welcome development. But will it help Yahoo with a true turnaround?

Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) Stock Likes Deal News – But We're Not Sold

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Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) stock got a bump today on news that it worked out a deal with browser Mozilla Firefox.

The deal would swap out Google's search engine with Yahoo's as the default home page for the browser. This ends a 10-year deal and starts a new five-year venture.

Yahoo looks to have gotten the upper hand on Google, though the story is hardly that simple...

Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) Stock's True Value Is Not in M&A, but Here

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Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) stock is seeing some gains today on its Brightroll acquisition.

This purchase is the latest in a number of acquisitions made by Mayer in her "turnaround" since 2012.

But these buys are not what's propelling YHOO to new heights.

Here's the real story...

What Yahoo (Nasdaq: YHOO) Stock Investors Need to See from Mayer Now

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Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) stock rose 4.5% today (Wednesday).

But why? Slight revenue growth was the only good thing to come of YHOO's earnings report Tuesday.

That's why YHOO investors need to see some key events take place to improve Yahoo's outlook.

While CEO Marissa Mayer didn't provide a clear roadmap for YHOO's future, she did drop some hints in the earnings call for what's ahead. So here's what YHOO investors need to see actually happen...

Yahoo Inc! (Nasdaq: YHOO) Stock Up on Optimistic Earnings – But Uncertainty Lies Ahead

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Yahoo Inc! (Nasdaq: YHOO) stock got a boost in after-market trading following an earnings report that beat analyst estimates.

But the numbers are hardly as optimistic as they seem…

Why Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) Earnings Are Today's "Can't-Miss" Report

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The most exciting business headline today will have to be that of Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) earnings, to be released later today.

Even more interesting than the report will be the quarterly earnings call, when YHOO management will likely be grilled by analysts on its plan moving forward.

For YHOO shareholders who want to see a good return on their holdings, and who want to see sufficient windfall profits from YHOO's further sales of Alibaba shares, here's what to look out for in earnings...

Four Stocks to Watch as Tech Earnings Season Begins

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This earnings season will be awash in fascinating storylines from corporate America, and the technology earnings season will no doubt weave the most interesting of narratives.

That's because tech has been on a roll for the third quarter.

Here are the four stocks to watch as tech unveils one of its most important quarters…

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