The Rationale Behind Verizon's Interest in Yahoo's Web Business

  • Both have staked their futures on mobile Web and video growth
  • Verizon racing to amass traffic to attract and keep users

Verizon Communications Inc. wants to attract teens and millennials who are more used to watching videos on their mobile phones than on a TV in a living room. Yahoo! Inc., which is spinning out its main Web business, has been investing heavily in online-video content.

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