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Microsoft offering to buy Yahoo!

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  1. kida

    kida New Member

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    http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSWNAS894220080201?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews

    "Microsoft Corp has made an unsolicited offer to buy Yahoo Inc for $44.6 billion in cash and stock, seeking to join forces against Google Inc in what would be the biggest Internet deal since the Time Warner-AOL merger."

    Hmm... The tech world is starting to look like the Cold War world - Microsoft and it's allies on one side with Google and it's allies on the other. I'm not the most tech savvy person, but this is starting to get interesting.
     
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    this has been rumored in the past that it would happen.. I wonder if Yahoo will take the bait or not... for either to compete with google they do have to buy out one or the other.... it will be interesting to see how this plays out.
     
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    Do you think Microsoft is treading on thin ice monopoly-wise? They're into pretty much anything you can think of.
     
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    I think that they definitely want a monopoly but there is still too much ground to be won with Google and Apple hanging about.
     
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    edited - double post
     
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    Now you have Bill Gates saying Microsoft won't be raising their offer price. Sure is interesting / fun to watch a couple of multi-billion dollar companies go back and forth in the negotiation process. :)
     
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    I wonder what deals will be made under the table per se versus out in the open.
     
  8. kida

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    Microsoft just got smacked by the EU:
     
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