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Yahoo's (YHOO) acquisition of Dailymotion (previous) and its considerable video ad inventory...
Yahoo's (YHOO) acquisition of Dailymotion (previous) and its considerable video ad inventory from France Telecom (FTE) "is as good as done," two sources separately tell BI. Another source claims the purchase is part of a strategy to lower Yahoo's original content costs, acquire user-generated content, and focus on personalized consumption. One departed Yahoo exec isn't crazy about it. "Marissa may be a product genius, but Yahoo ... is an ads-for-content company, and she has shown no sign of recognizing that or valuing the profitable, good content businesses"