Another day in Silly-con valley. WSJ reports Yahoo is looking at Facebook, for somewhere around $1 billion. Yahoo-Facebook reports and rumors have been circling for a while now. The other Web 2.0 darling, YouTube is also for sale, for $1.5 billion. Viacom is a suitor for both companies (but Robert Young says Sumner Redstone should look elsewhere). Okay nothing to say, except let the people speak with their vote.
Update: Let’s not forget that Yahoo stock has dropped nearly 15 percent over the last three days! We think the WSJ put so much sweat into the Facebook piece it couldn’t bear to pull the story even when the deal likely evaporated this week. Yet 31 percent of you think the acquisition still stands a chance — maybe a Yahoo desperation move to pick up its spirits?
Meanwhile, comScore wrote in to share some Yahoo-Facebook numbers. In August, Yahoo had 76 percent of the U.S. internet audience of 173 million, while Facebook had 9 percent. The demographic contrasts are interesting, with Facebook filling out some of Yahoo’s smaller age groups.
|12-17 years old||9.4 percent||14.0 percent|
|18-24 years old||11.4 percent||34.0 percent|
|25-34 years old||15.5 percent||8.6 percent|
|35-44 years old||19.0 percent||12.3 percent|
|45-54 years old||20.8 percent||21.1 percent|
|55-64 years old||11.3 percent||5.3 percent|
|65+ years old||5.8 percent||2.3 percent|