Yahoo is slowly-but-surely edging back into the digital music game under CEO Marissa Mayer, with the latest evidence being its acquisition of a startup called EvntLive. Who they? We wrote about the company in February this year, when it raised $2.3m to launch a service to stream live concerts and archive footage, with social and e-commerce elements mixed in (Bulletin, 8-Feb-13). Music manager Troy Carter was among its investors, with the company founded by Cisco’s former CTO Judy Estrin. Now it’s joining Yahoo’s video team for an undisclosed amount, although as is common in such deals, EvntLive itself will be shutting down as a result. Did it do well? “Since launching our beta service in April 2013, we have live streamed hundreds of performances from amazing artists and festivals to fans all over the world,” claims a statement by the company (in other words, no idea). “Although our service will no longer be available, we are excited to be joining Yahoo’s video team.”

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