Recent Yahoo sale news revealed that a prank has caused the company to be put up on a fake Craigslist ad. This comes in the midst of the Internet giant's search for buyers.
Mashable reported that the company has now been listed for sale on Craigslist. The ad was posted on the website last Thursday.
"A rare find, this one-of-a-kind Internet original is now available to the public for a limited time," the post read. "A beautiful piece in good-to-fair condition, showing some signs of wear but easily restored in the hands of the right person. Sadly, the original owners can no longer maintain it."
Apparently, Yahoo has been listed as worth $8 billion. Of course, there is a possibility that there might be an even better offer.
The company was filed in the antiques section of the website. The following are said to be included in the package:
- 1 billion users, more or less
- Web email system (now 62% spam free!)
- Bottomless archive of Kim Kardashian photos
- Flickr & Tumblr
- Fully equipped Nautilus gym
- A really nice cafeteria
- The Yahoo Weather app
- Several warehouses filled with Kind bars
- Katie Couric
Moreover, Next Shark noted that the ad contact's name is Marissa. The publication added that the humorous advertisement "makes light of the company's misfortune."
Meanwhile, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer may get a whopping $55 million for severance benefits according to USA Today. This would come to pass if ever she is terminated without cause.
In previous Yahoo sale news, it was reported that the Internet giant has bowed to activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP. The company has agreed to add four new members to its board.
Yahoo has finally reached a deal with Starboard to introduce four new independent directors to its board. The agreement showed that the company's board and management were pressed by major shareholders to settle the proxy battle.