Yahoo Inc announced on Monday it would shell out $1.1 billion to buy blogging service Tumblr, in a bid to revitalize its brand and attract a younger generation of users.Yahoo has been criticized for making big acquisitions that have not always reaped lasting returns.Under CEO Marissa Mayer, the Internet search company has snapped up numerous small startups in recent months, hoping to gain an edge in mobile, bring new talent on board and improve existing services.Here are notable acquisitions since the heyday of the first dotcom boom:Geocities:In 1999, Yahoo bought Geocities - a free service that hosted personal home pages for consumers and once ranked among the most-trafficked websites - for $4 billion-plus. Yahoo pulled the plug on the site in 2009, making the purchase one of the company's most glaring acquisition failures.Broadcast.com:Shortly before the dotcom bubble burst, Yahoo picked up the Internet radio company for more than $5 billion in 1999. While a win for tech entrepreneur...
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