Yahoo may be in talks to buy a controlling stake in the video site Dailymotion. This would make another acquisition under Marissa Mayer's wing after the company snapped up iOS app Stamped last October.
According to The Wall Street Journal, 'people familiar with the talks' say Yahoo could purchase as much as 75% of Dailymotion as part of an ownership structure that is being considered. The site could be valued at around $300 million, one said, however they added that the deal isn't imminent and could still fall apart.
While Dailymotion is a much smaller site than YouTube (ranking 22 among video websites according to comScore,) a majority take over by Yahoo could make it much larger, help Yahoo become a much bigger participant in online video outside of the US, and potentially take on Google's YouTube.
Dailymotion signed a syndication deal with Yahoo last year to make its videos available on Yahoo sites, so Yahoo could very well have realised the potential of such an acquisition.
Source: The Wall Street Journal Images: Dailymotion