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By now, it’s pretty obvious that the internet giant has its sights set on Google+.
Now, it seems as if the internet giants may be considering merging.
Sources close to the deal tell Mashable that the two companies are looking to acquire a major part of Google+ as well as other search engines, including the one they already have.
According to these sources, Yahoo is looking for a substantial chunk of Google, with Google+ likely not part of the deal.
Yahoo has previously made clear it wants to keep Google’s business, with sources telling Mashable they’re working on a merger.
This news comes as Google has been losing users to other search and other social networks.
Google+ is an extension of Google’s search engine and is one of the fastest-growing parts of the internet, with more than 20 million monthly users.
Yahoo’s acquisition of Google would give it a significant foothold in Google+ and a lot of money.
Yahoo also owns Yahoo Search, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Travel, Yahoo News, Yahoo Music, Yahoo Shopping, Yahoo Tech, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Video, Yahoo Fitness, Yahoo Movies, Yahoo Photo and Yahoo Finance.
Google+ was launched in 2014 as a way for people to share photos and videos with each other on the internet.
It was later developed into a popular video-sharing service that was a hit among younger users.
Google says it now has more than 60 million active users on its Google+ platform.
But Google has struggled to keep up with demand.
According to data from Google Trends, it lost more than 13 million users from July to September 2017 than it gained.
Google also reported that its share of the US internet search market fell to just 0.6 percent in 2018.
The acquisition of Yahoo’s search and video businesses would be the first major Google acquisition in at least three years.
The search giant has been working with Yahoo on a series of acquisitions.
It bought Yahoo!
for $3.6 billion last year and then bought AOL for $4.3 billion in 2018, which valued it at $25.5 billion.
But those deals were done without Google’s input, and Google has since shifted its focus to video and search.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently told investors at the company’s annual shareholder meeting that he was working with his board of directors to “revisit and reevaluate our strategic vision for Google.”
Yahoo, on the other hand, has not made any changes to its strategy and is still pursuing acquisitions.
The acquisition of a major chunk of the Google+ business, however, would give Yahoo a significant presence in the search and social networks that are a huge part of Yahoo! business.