MS offering to buy out Yahoo

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Anyone think Microsoft will bite on $40 a share ?
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I'm not even sure that Yahoo's $40+/share (aka $56+ billion according to ars) is real. Looks like they're just trying to save face by putting the figure higher than even MS can produce.

They'd rather just play nice with Google, even if it puts them in a precarious position, than roll over for MS.
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The 52 week high was 34.08. I don't know about 40.
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Yeah, the article itself says the last time they hit 40 was 2005.
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Well, most people look at the 52 week high but one never knows what's on MS's mind.
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If that two big companies will merge, possible that it will compete well to google.
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The worst thing about any absorption of one large company by another is, there will be a loss of jobs. Downsizing always takes place. That puts more people out of work and confirms The Theory Of Increasing Misery.
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Yahoo refused the offer .... *peach* you M$ :)
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That's good news.
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It was "news" two days ago...
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Sorry dyefade ... It just popped up on my gmail ....
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I wasn't going to apologize to him for not knowing that 2 days ago.
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I demand an apology, and tribute!
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LOL
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dyefade wrote:
I demand an apology, and tribute!


Yess'um Massa, me so sorry! haha
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i guess Yahoo just take some time whether a good offer is coming, and if my guess is right, Yahoo might sell it to Google rather in MSN unless MSN raise its offer
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Yahoo is still considering a Google partnership as a means of fending Microsoft off, the papers say and you may read it here
http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/micr ... 131501.asp
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I don't think anything would change if Microsoft bought Yahoo!, but I wouldn't particularly like to see Yahoo! products change like Live Search integrated with Yahoo! Search, etc. Let's just see what happens.
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Here are few quotes from a couple of different news sites, on the takeover bid and a site that provides a few possible scenarios as to why things are happening they way they are.

In an effort to avoid being gobbled up by Microsoft, the struggling Internet firm has reportedly explored alliances with Google, Time Warner-owned America On Line, and social networking website MySpace owned by News Corp.Some

Yahoo stock holders in California are suing the firm for not accepting an offer Microsoft made to buy Yahoo early last year, when the stock price was higher.

Alibaba, the big Chinese e-commerce company is 39% owned by Yahoo Inc. That has been OK for Alibaba; Yahoo has not taken any role in running the company. But, the firm and the Chinese government are a little worried that Microsoft Corp. will not see it that way if it buys Yahoo!

http://www.portfolio.com/views/blogs/bu ... he-weekend
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The most important thing, which I have said before, is that any time there are acquisitions such as that, jobs are eliminated and "The Theory Of Increasing Misery" is proven once again. It is always the workers who suffer, therefore, the acquisition shouldn't take place.
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I personally think that , that purchase would have been a good one. Was it really undervalued by Microsoft? Now that Yahoo is sued again,

David Filo ,co-founder of Yahoo is good friend with Larry Page. Yahoo has not only use Google search engine to enhance the searching scalability , it has also acquired a tech-firm owned by Larry's brother for about hundreds of millions a few years ago.

In acquisition, I had a client who worked for a local bank here was transferred to a different location because of acquisition with a larger bank. He had increased in salary. The downsides could be wider scope ,and definitely more competitive. He was very worried about his job ,at first about the acquisition he thought he might get fired.

And i really have no idea if, Yahoo purposefully was trying to team up with Google ,against Microsoft as friendship, or Was it really undervalued and Yahoo sees it in business sense ?

I foresee more goods than bads, like not much will be changed . Besides a maybe "different" logo and enhanced features..

Follow this link if you want to know more about the news i found here:

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/y ... f#comments
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Even I will be very happy if MS overtakes Yahoo. Instead of two crappy Search Engines, may be we will get one better product.
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I hope MSN don't take Yahoo over.
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nicolemurphy: There is no guarantee that you'll get a good product if MS takes Yahoo. When they bought hotmail, there were a lot of problems. Besides that, takeovers usually mean loss of jobs.
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Microhoo doesn't sound good. I prefer Yahoo as a creative seperate company
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Earlier, I was thinking, it'd be interesting to watch the takeover but now I think again, I realized that I'm just worried when microsoft makes something out of yahoo and we need to pay something..

Cuz Microsoft doesn't give much free, or open source stuff...
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That is the problem, Microsoft wants you to pay for stuff
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oh! that is alarming. i want yahoo that way and yahoo give more free services than MSN.
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MS has already acquired some shares from Yahoo, I think( not sure ) but the share is not big enough for MS to make most decisions.

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