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Microsoft Proposes Acquisition of Yahoo! for $31 per Share


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Microsoft Corp. today announced that it has made a proposal to the Yahoo! Inc. Board of Directors to acquire all the outstanding shares of Yahoo! common stock for per share consideration of $31 representing a total equity value of approximately $44.6 billion. Microsoft’s proposal would allow the Yahoo! shareholders to elect to receive cash or a fixed number of shares of Microsoft common stock, with the total consideration payable to Yahoo! shareholders consisting of one-half cash and one-half Microsoft common stock. The offer represents a 62 percent premium above the closing price of Yahoo! common stock on Jan. 31, 2008.

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Wow, if yahoo sells out, no-one will be able to stop the giant monopoly-ball that is "microshaft"


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I don't like this, so I hope it does not happen. I have used Yahoo for e-mail, fantasy sports, web searches, and it is browsers home page. Every time I have to use MSN for whatever reason, I realize how much I appreciate having Yahoo.


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This will make MS stronger in Jap because it seems that most Jappanese use Yahoo & Hotmail for their e-mail and search. I really don't mind this. I think Google beats the hell out of Yahoo, and it will be good to have someone who at least will be able to compete.
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My oldest illigitimate bastard child e-mail belongs to yahoo.

Half the time I like yahoo for all the tools, then they have stupid shit and I feel like beating them and ashamed of myself for the crap news they put up.


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this cant happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Makes sense, Microsoft is trying to take some of the pie away from Google.


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Wow, if yahoo sells out, no-one will be able to stop the giant monopoly-ball that is "microshaft"
Google :)

If Google made operating systems that ran on 90%+ computers in the world then Microsoft would pretty much die.


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I'm glad it'll be MS who takes over Yahoo...

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Eh, whatever. Yahoo has been irrelevant and on the way down for many years now. The way they’ve been gobbling up smaller companies at random in hope of boosting their stock, which actually worked for a while, but you can only do that for so long before investors catch on. Terry Semel stepping down (Yahoo’s long-time CEO until recently) was the best thing that happened to Yahoo. The man is an idiot and was driving Yahoo straight into the ground, but it came to late apparently.


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this wont be good for anybody but ms if it happens, i would rather see google buy yahoo if somebody has to, at least that would help balance things bit more......

i prefer my google email, search, webpage(setup my mothers webpage with google services for free!!)

really i just hope somehow this wont happen.......but knowing how things have been going we probbly be stuck with an even more powerfully ms.....

and b4 somebody calls me an MS hater, im not, i just hate the stuff they do, like vista........i have windows server 2003 and x64pro and love them :D


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Oh shit this bad. I have been using yahoo since the start. I can actually remember when they introduced online gaming and things like that. I hope this will fail. There should be successful companies out there that have nothing to do with MS. Anyways what 99% of people out there don't see is that Microsoft is actually trying to buy those Yahoo shares cheaper than they are. Read into that letter and see for yourself...