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Here's what tech leaders are saying about Yahoo's sale to Verizon

26 Jul, 2016
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Yahoo! Inc.'s sale to Verizon Communications Inc. marks the end of an era for the Internet pioneer. The $4.83 billion price tag for a company which was once valued at $128 billion during the dotcom boom has become the talk of the town.

Since the deal's announcement leaders from the tech industry have been taking to social media to express their feelings and opinions. While some are feeling nostalgic, others are talking about the karmic cycle that led to the death of what was once one of the strongest consumer Internet brands. Here's how a few top leaders reacted to the deal.

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, CEO, Paytm

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Rashmi Sinha, founder, SlideShare

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Jeff Weiner, CEO, LinkedIn

Manu Kumar Jain, Xiaomi India head, former co-founder Jabong

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Andrew Ng, Chief Scientist of Baidu; Chairman and Co-Founder of Coursera

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Ambarish Mitra, founder, Blippar

Preetham V V, VP-Products, inMobi

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Here are some interesting posts on LinkedIn:

Pramod Sadarjoshi, Oracle India Pvt. Ltd, relates Yahoo's sale to Verizon with Shakespeare and his play Julius Caesar.

Ash Patel from Morado Ventures writes that, while it is sad to see Yahoo! no longer as a standalone company, Yahoo! is not gone. "...for proof just look around you, the Yahoo! Diaspora is everywhere and thriving. The Diaspora has gone on to found 100's of companies and every tech company in the Valley and globally has some Yahoo! DNA," Patel says.

CRISIL's Sridhar Chandrasekhar talks about smart investing, which is not just about what and when to buy, it's also about knowing when to sell.

SC Moatti of The Angels' Forum and Opera Software asks 'Why Facebook survived mobile and Yahoo hasn't' with her post on the professional networking site.

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