Yahoo Agrees to Sell Web Businesses to Verizon for $4.8 BillionBy
Yahoo real estate included in deal with wireless carrier
Yahoo patents excluded from transaction, to be sold separately
Yahoo! Inc. agreed to sell its main web businesses to Verizon Communications Inc. for $4.8 billion, ending a two-decade run as an independent company that took it from Stanford University startup at the dawn of the internet age to also-ran behind nimbler online rivals such as Google and Facebook Inc.
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