1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Microsoft in talks to buy Yahoo!

Discussion in 'News' started by Jimmy 2004, May 6, 2007.

  1. Jimmy 2004

    Jimmy 2004 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2005
    Messages:
    5,491 (1.41/day)
    Thanks Received:
    267
    Location:
    England
    After losing out to Google in a bidding war to buy online advertising company DoubleClick, Microsoft could be about to acquire Yahoo!, a site best known for its search capabilities. The deal is being reported to be worth as much as $50 billion, and would allow Microsoft a stronger market position to compete with Google in the growing business of online searching. Earlier this week Yahoo! announced that it would be buying a further 80% share in advertising firm Right Media for a sum of $680 million, leaving it in full control of the company, a move which probably increased Microsoft’s interest in such a deal. Yahoo!’s shares rose to $32.25 from $28.18 after news of this merger, which could change the face of online searching over the coming years – and may have a significant impact on free online email services considering that Microsoft is in control of MSN Hotmail.

    Source: Forbes.com
     
  2. xylomn

    xylomn New Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2006
    Messages:
    661 (0.19/day)
    Thanks Received:
    18
    Location:
    Swindon, England, United Kingdom
    aye read this in the financial times on my lunch break today
     
  3. Jimmy 2004

    Jimmy 2004 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2005
    Messages:
    5,491 (1.41/day)
    Thanks Received:
    267
    Location:
    England
    You had to work on a Sunday? Not nice... :(

    Guess there are quite a lot of jobs like that though, just messes up the bank holiday weekend a bit.

    Edit: I should really stay on topic a little more often!
     
  4. theonetruewill New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2006
    Messages:
    2,996 (0.93/day)
    Thanks Received:
    240
    Location:
    London - Close your eyes and you'll see me
    And the battle line is drawn up against the might of Google.
     
  5. WarEagleAU

    WarEagleAU Bird of Prey

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2006
    Messages:
    10,812 (3.24/day)
    Thanks Received:
    547
    Location:
    Gurley, AL
    say it aint so yahoo, say it aint so.
     
  6. pt

    pt not a suicide-bomber

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    Messages:
    8,981 (2.59/day)
    Thanks Received:
    208
    Location:
    Portugal
    i will fight with google against m$ until my last breath :p
    i think these ain't good news :/
     
  7. BXtreme

    BXtreme New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2007
    Messages:
    1,324 (0.42/day)
    Thanks Received:
    4
    Location:
    Kolkata, India
    WTF IS M$ DOING :eek: :p
    They'll soon buy us too :p :roll:
     
  8. hat

    hat Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    17,299 (5.39/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,257
    Location:
    Ohio
    Starting price for TPU--8 billion dollars.
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  9. magibeg

    magibeg

    Joined:
    May 9, 2006
    Messages:
    2,034 (0.60/day)
    Thanks Received:
    229
    I have to say i'ld be rooting for google in the Google vs M$ match. Something about google seems happy and friendly while M$ seems like the big bad corporation still. Buying Yahoo would certainly be a huge move by them though.
     
  10. Sound_Card New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2006
    Messages:
    63 (0.02/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    50 billion dollars is not worth it. Not even close. 10 billion sounds alot better.

    Yahoo mail > gmail
    Yahoo news > google
    yahoo shop > froogle

    yahoo + MS = a fighting chance to stop the google beast.
     
  11. russianboy New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,800 (0.51/day)
    Thanks Received:
    90
    50 billion?

    That would have knocked Gates WAYYY down from the wealth list.
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page