NEW YORK — With its $6.3 billion dollar online advertising business and $9.5 billion in annual revenue, Yahoo said Friday that it will make its first-ever online video conference.
The company will host the first ever Yahoo Small Business Forum on Monday in New York City.
The forum will bring together small businesses to share best practices and learn about their potential future, said the company.
Yahoo said it will hold the event in partnership with the online video platform Vimeo and the online business training platform Udacity.
Yahoo also announced a partnership with Udacity to create online video courses, and it will host a special Udacity course on how to sell a website.
The company said that Udacity is working on a course called Udacity Business, which is geared toward business owners.
The course will be available in the next few weeks, it said.
Yemen’s government is also working on legislation that could make it easier for small businesses and entrepreneurs to launch their own online video companies.
The proposed law, which will be presented in the House of Representatives in the coming days, would create an exemption for online video businesses.
In May, a U.S. Senate panel recommended a version of the bill, and Yahoo is urging Congress to adopt the bill.
“Yahoo’s success has come at the expense of many smaller and less innovative ventures, and we are grateful for the support from our customers, investors and other stakeholders who helped us to realize this opportunity,” said Bill Smith, Yahoo’s executive chairman and CEO.