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With Thompson in CEO seat, Yahoo may go after Netflix

Sharon Gaudin | Jan. 6, 2012
Just one day after Yahoo announced that it has found a new CEO, speculation began swirling that the Internet company may be looking to scoop up Netflix.

"Yahoo is relevant. It has millions of users, it is profitable and it has assets," Gottheil said. "The acquisition would make growth, even rapid growth, a distinct possibility."

While Gottheil said he can't see Yahoo's board overlooking a great acquisition offer, a Netflix purchase might be big enough and exciting enough to make them take a wait-and-see attitude.

 

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