Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 9th Feb 2008 19:10 UTC
Microsoft Yahoo Inc's board believes Microsoft Corp's unsolicited bid of USD 44.6 billion to acquire Yahoo 'massively undervalues' the company and directors are set to reject the offer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing an unnamed source. Microsoft's USD 31 per share offer fails to take account of the risks that a merger between the world's largest software maker and Yahoo would be rejected by regulators, the paper reported, citing 'a person familiar with the situation'. A spokeswoman for Yahoo, a diversified Internet media company, declined to comment on the proceedings of the company's board of directors.
Permalink for comment 300333
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Yahoo still has a chance
by alucinor on Sun 10th Feb 2008 19:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Yahoo still has a chance"
Member since:

"If you are a MS shop, exchange is so well integrated with your existing technologies that there is no real point to go anywhere else."

Well, at least Zimbra provides a migration path away from Exchange for those who want it. For instance, the company I work for has been moving away from MS ever since MS has started making moves into our market, healthcare IT. Their purchase of WebMD and talk about creating their own electronic medical record banks has us looking to move our .NET stuff to Java and more applications to Linux. We're not comfortable with relying on a competitor's technology. Internally, it's not so much a problem, but we don't like selling products that rely on a competitor's underlying platform. But we eat our own dogfood, as the saying goes, so we're learning how to run an open source in-house IT for at least our IP wing since that's now our preferred deployment target. And we're finding that this part of our infrastructure is giving us a lot less headaches after some initial tweaking.

Edited 2008-02-10 19:13 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 2