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Thursday, 06 October 2011 12:25

Microsoft is thinking of buying Yahoo

Written by Nick Farell
microsoft

It is much cheaper now
Microsoft is thinking of re-opening its bidding for the search engine outfit Yahoo.

Yahoo laughed off Microsoft's earlier challenge claiming that it was not  enough cash. Now any deal that Microsoft signs will be nearly half the amount it originally offered and Yahoo should be grateful.

Microsoft joins a host of other companies looking at Yahoo, which has a market value of about $20 billion and is readying financial pitch books for potential buyers, they said. Others include buyout shops Providence Equity Partners, Hellman & Friedman and Silver Lake Partners, as well as Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and Russian technology investment firm DST Global.

Microsoft may seek a partner to go after Yahoo so it might be part of a team. No decision has been made and a bid may not happen as there are internal divisions at the software company on whether it should pursue Yahoo again. Some think it would be good because it would kill off AOL and create a strong Web portal that can offer better products to audiences, advertisers and end users. Others think it is better to invest in an outfit that has more potential to earn cash.


Nick Farell

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+2 #1 nt300 2011-10-06 12:34
Go for it Microsoft, it's too bad Yahoo didn't agree to be bought out before when you were worth more than double....
 
 
+2 #2 pogsnet 2011-10-06 18:21
Buying Yahoo?!?!?

This company has already reached its peak and there is no more way to go but down.
 
 
0 #3 thematrix606 2011-10-07 09:45
Didn't Yahoo die in the 90s? Who the hell still uses it?
 
 
0 #4 luceri 2011-10-07 20:00
If you think about how Windows 8 is planned to operate with a Portal instead of a desktop as a starting point, with app store, etc -- Yahoo has a lot of possibilities.

They could definitely utilize the name and add the e-mails to be LIVE accounts, which are being pushed HUGE in Win8.

Does it make sense in the current computer world? Not really.

Does it make sense for 2 years from now when Tablets are king, all new desktops have touch-screen monitors, a non-desktop interface? I believe it does if the price is cheap enough.
 

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