Internet media company Yahoo Inc. (YHOO.O: Quote, Profile, Research) is likely to build and buy tools that help its users create, publish and search blogs, Susquehanna Financial Group Marianne Wolk said in a note on Friday.
Wolk also said she also expects the company to expand into social networking software, which lets users share and organize content.
It is often speculated in blog universe that Sixapart (movabletype + typead) is the likely acquisition target for Yahoo. This field of hosted blogs has already consolidated a lot after the buyout out of Live Journal by Sixapart in January which makes sixapart the only player of considerable size and worth buying for someone as big as Yahoo. So the big payday for good folks at sixapart may be closer than ever before.