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Tech Startups Long for the Days of Yahoo’s Binge Acquisitions

Under Marissa Mayer, Yahoo used to be the top company making “acqui-hires,” but such talent acquisitions have fallen out of favor throughout Silicon Valley this year.

Chalk up another casualty of Yahoo's failure to grow: the acqui-hire. As Yahoo Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer reverses part of her turnaround plan, Silicon Valley is sorely missing her old habit of making frequent, small acquisitions.

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