A Yahoo-Daily Mail merger could turn the internet into “the worst kind of tabloid” – Quartz
The company that owns the British tabloid the Daily Mail—and its highly trafficked website—is exploring a potential bid for Yahoo with the help of a private equity backer, the Wall Street Journal reports(paywall). While the Daily Mail & General Trust is just one of dozens of players that may bid for Yahoo, if the company succeeds, news on the internet may never be the same.
Any combination is likely to push the Daily Mail’s trademark brand of incendiary, lightly sourced, heavily borrowed tabloid journalism to Yahoo’s one billion worldwide monthly users
. Yahoo’s over 50 local websites, many of them in local languages, help the company draw more total users
than any other online company in the world after Google, YouTube, Facebook, and the Chinese search engine Baidu.
The Daily Mail’s high volume of articles, attention-grabbing headlines, and photo-heavy articles have helped it become one of the world’smost-viewed English-language news sites
, with more traffic than the New York Times, the Guardian, Huffington Post, and Buzzfeed, according to some measures. Click Link Below for More.
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