We pause to mark the end of an era. From its groundbreaking directory, to its rough transition into the search age, to its series of questionable acquisitions (almost all of which did worse than even the skeptics predicted), to its various leaders, to its infamous exclamation point, Yahoo’s days as a standalone company are officially over. Verizon (already the owner of AOL) has acquired the core assets of the company for $4.8 billion. To give that number a little context, Yahoo paid more for Broadcast dot com than Verizon is paying for Yahoo.

+ Vox: From its heyday during the first internet boom to the Alibaba investment, here’s Verizon’s purchase of Yahoo, explained.

+ The WSJ tracks the rise and fall of the company via key moments in its stock price history.