CMGI to acquire uBid.com for $407 million

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CMGI, an Internet investment company, is acquiring uBid.com, an auction site, in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $407 million. CMGI plans to accelerate uBid.com business-to-business and business-to-consumer traffic growth and revenue through relationships with its properties such as MyWay.com, iCAST, Yesmail.com and AltaVista. The deal is expected to close in May, pending shareholder and regulatory approvals.

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