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Microsoft in talks to buy Yahoo!

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

  1. Jimmy 2004

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    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
     
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    aye read this in the financial times on my lunch break today
     
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    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!
     
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    And the battle line is drawn up against the might of Google.
     
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    say it aint so yahoo, say it aint so.
     
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    i will fight with google against m$ until my last breath :p
    i think these ain't good news :/
     
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    WTF IS M$ DOING :eek: :p
    They'll soon buy us too :p :roll:
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    50 billion?

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