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$350M-$500M Price Tag For Yahoo Small Business

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Yahoo Small Business isn’t going to sell for a particularly tiny sum if Yahoo has its way.  A fresh report indicates that Yahoo, which has been trying to unload the unit for some time now, would like to receive around $500 million by way of payment.

Yahoo Small Business is, as you probably guessed, a property that caters to small businesses.  It deals in things like Web hosting, ecommerce solutions, domain names, and business email.  And even if you haven’t heard of Yahoo Small Business before, it’s not bad, having won an editors’ choice award from PC Magazine last year.

The question is whether Yahoo can get a full $500 million – or even 70 percent of that amount – for the unit.

An unnamed source told Reuters that, although Yahoo might accept $350 million, "Yahoo’s price expectations are higher than what buyers were willing to pay.  People would like to own this asset, but not at the asking price."

We’ll see what happens.  Considering that Yahoo’s trying to sell so much stuff – HotJobs, Yahoo Games, Yahoo Small Business, and Zimbra at last count, with the sale of its Alibaba.com stake under its belt – it’s not hard to imagine that the company will compromise just for the sake of closing more deals.

$350M-$500M Price Tag For Yahoo Small Business
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  • mpheadley

    Wow. We the free and paying Geocities customers got screwed over this year by Yahoo. Those of us that were paying customers are supposedly going to be able to switch over to Yahoo Small Business Hosting in October and continue paying what we’ve been paying for five years… If there is something to switch to in October! I hoped I had 5 years to convert my site to Adobe Dreamweaver and take my business to another host. Now I don’t even know if I have a month! I know I’m not the only one who feels completely betrayed by Yahoo. What’s next to go, my paid Flickr account with its hundreds of pictures?

  • http://www.sciencelives.com ScienceLives

    I have been using Yahoo for my hosting and domains for years, after being a Geocities user for many years before that (actually, since 1995). I’ve always been happy with Yahoo for my hosting, and I’m sorry to hear they are considering selling that unit of their business … wonder where my sites will end up now?

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