Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Feb 2008 13:00 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Microsoft Microsoft has offered to buy the search engine company Yahoo for USD 44.6bn in cash and shares. The offer, contained in a letter to Yahoo's board, is 62% above Yahoo's closing share price on Thursday. Yahoo cut its revenue forecasts earlier this week and said it would have to spend an additional USD 300m this year trying to revive the company. It has been struggling in recent years to compete with Google, which has also been a competitor to Microsoft. Update: More here.
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Bad Idea
by vondur on Fri 1st Feb 2008 16:17 UTC
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This is not a good move on Microsoft's part. Integrating all of the Yahoo tech with the Microsoft Live Stuff will probably not work, and I can't see Microsoft supporting two vastly different systems. The only plus side I see for MS is getting the Yahoo name, but is that really worth all of that effort? I can't see Yahoo turning down this amount of stock though.

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