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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Yahoo Buys Associated Content

Yahoo! has acquired Associated Content -- a freelance local news and opinion site -- with hopes of expanding its audience and bringing a more "folksy" feel to the site.  Yahoo! plans on "sprinkling" Associated Content throughout its site.

Founded in 2005, "The People's Media," as Associated Content refers to itself, is a user-generated content site with nearly 3 million reports written, filmed, and otherwise contributed by users.  Users are paid either by pageviews or by taking assigned tasks.

Yahoo! is reported to have paid between $90 and $100 million for the site.

© C Harris Lynn, 2010

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