VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):雅虎卖身电信巨头 一代王者走向衰落
日期:2016-07-27 13:50

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听力文本

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Verizon Buys Yahoo for $5 Billion
This is What's Trending Today.
Many Americans are reacting to news that Verizon Communications will buy Yahoo, one of the first big internet companies.
The deal is worth $4.8 billion.
Verizon is a telecommunications company in the United States. It provides wireless service for cell phones and other mobile devices.
Yahoo opened in 1994. Back then, it offered a guide to websites on the internet. The company later graduated to email, web searches and news.
Yahoo made money by selling advertising on its pages. In the late 1990s, the company may have been worth as much as $125 billion.
But its business has been struggling for a number of years. Some observers say Yahoo had trouble staying relevant as the internet developed. Google is now the most popular search engine in the U.S. Also, social networks like Facebook have changed the way people use the internet.
In 2008, Microsoft tried to buy Yahoo for $44 billion, but its offer was rejected.
Many people were surprised how far the one-time internet giant fell.
The business magazine Forbes called the agreement with Verizon "the saddest $5 billion deal in tech history."
Critics noted how much money Yahoo's chief Marissa Mayer made in her time with the company. She left her job with Google in hopes of reviving Yahoo in 2012. Mayer earned over $200 million in her four years. She is expected to stay with the company until Verizon takes over early next year.
One person compared her earnings to the total amount of a recent U.S. lottery jackpot.
Yahoo officials say they have no plans to sell the company's shares in the Chinese online shopping company Alibaba. They are said to be worth about $40 billion.
And that's What's Trending Today.
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词汇解析

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1.telecommunications company 电信公司

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Yesterday, the telecommunications company reported a smaller loss than expected in the first quarter.
该电信公司昨日公布一季度报告,亏损略低于预期h4RDVo.6f5G3.Fz%f

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2.Back then 当时;那时

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Back then the chief executive had been president of the dramatics society.
当时这位行政首脑曾是戏剧协会的主席wvC6kThBQo

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3.web searches 搜索引擎

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Google's primary business is selling online ads as people perform Web searches.
谷歌首要的生意就是在人们进行网络搜索时销售广告&z6*8h_ph|OR+

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4.social networks 社交网络

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I joined all the social networks but there is nothing there!
我已经加入了所有的社交网络,但完全没有效果!

内容解析

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1.She left her job with Google in hopes of reviving Yahoo in 2012.

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in hopes of 怀着...的希望

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We are sending out samples in hopes of gaining comments.
我们正在寄送样品,征求批评意见6QmupWGxn9H
She came to the windows, in hopes of distinguishing the long-expected rap.
她来到窗前,希望能听到盼望已久的敲门声pl9AwlpGrzoqWZZ

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2.She is expected to stay with the company until Verizon takes over early next year.

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take over 接管;接收

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The army are threatening to take over if civil unrest continues.
军方声称如内乱不平息将实行军管WguR+#Bb3uh(H!Vs
Lao Wang was sent to the hospital;had to take over his work.
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参考译文

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雅虎卖身电信巨头 一代王者走向衰落
今日时事热点^W1vRO_Ac(oH248ue
最近,美国民众对电信巨头Verizon(威瑞森)收购雅虎一事津津乐道,雅虎是美国第一大互联网公司)=2yx0+C9o6fR(
收购价格为48亿美元&8!gEQEmSLjI!w(b~I
威瑞森是美国一家通讯公司BD56y)r#i_t3+2L。主要为手机和其他移动设备提供无线网络服务xa^4v3H^%9yIm
雅虎公司成立于1994年eK7)3;ec|a=]。当时,雅虎主要提供因特网导航服务Y*D4D4E!u[2key。之后,雅虎开始转向邮箱、搜索引擎和新闻等业务dX;[VRMWku%Y+S
雅虎通过在个人门户售卖广告以获取利润h^4UiW%!*;oMA。在最辉煌的20世纪90年代末,雅虎市值曾达到1250亿美元g]H!i.NUpNx!rq&

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但是近些年来,雅虎的业务一直不景气(gi)G_4E(dY4dV_&*Sp。观察员表示,随着互联网的发展,雅虎一直麻烦不断xK8s9SP#FbB;bLI。谷歌现在成为美国最受欢迎的搜索网站oxD=jU;#&(#i756+bl!K。此外,脸书等一些社交网站的出现已经改变了人们使用网络的方式fsV.7tj2h6D2E_lIX
2008年,微软公司曾提出以440亿美元的价格收购雅虎,但是被拒绝了eZ7nA+osH&8_]KG@1
很多人都对这一互联网巨头走向衰落而惊诧万分u9h1!,l)(AqzLem
商业杂志《福布斯》称,威瑞森50亿收购雅虎是科技史上最悲伤的收购#q+vG;bBDFFI[DxeS4
评论员专门强调了雅虎CEO玛丽莎·梅耶尔(Marissa Mayer)任职期间的收入R)!9KQ1QNAf。2012年,为了振兴雅虎梅耶尔毅然离开谷歌F(PUJ@4RChvlm。过去的四年里,梅耶尔从雅虎公司得到的薪资福利超过2亿美元jX^.n)J.e1sslw。威瑞森于明年年初接管雅虎之前,梅耶尔会继续留任xQ**FWEG5|e[I8TEkb
有人将梅耶尔个人获得的利益与美国近期的彩票的总金额做了比较S#X1pIib,]WzSD~osv[U
雅虎员工表示,他们不会出售公司所持的中国电商企业阿里巴巴的股份dw-k82[|mIlG|6。据悉,阿里巴巴股权价值近400亿美元L*i#!PMi8M5C6Kgpx
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