Microsoft to buy Yahoo?

Apple Store“Microsoft Corp. has stepped up its pursuit of a deal to buy Yahoo Inc., two newspapers reported on Friday, as the two companies reenter talks to strike a deal amid huge growth from rival Google Inc.,” Reuters reports.

“Yahoo shares jumped 14.6 percent to $32.20 in electronic trading on Friday, while Microsoft shares fell 1.4 percent to $30.53,” Reuters reports.

Reuters reports, “The two companies have held informal deal talks over the years. But the latest approach comes as Microsoft seeks to ink a deal in the wake of Google’s expansion.”

“Google agreed to buy DoubleClick Inc. last month for $3.1 billion, accelerating a push into the graphic ad market. Google beat out Microsoft and Yahoo to win the deal, sources said,” Reuters reports.

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88 Comments

  1. Eeks! That would mean the IMAP mail from Yahoo! to the iPhone would be coming from Microsoft. Yuck! Would that collaboration continue or cease to exist? I really don’t want any MS crap on my iPhone!!!

  2. Is MS succeeds I bet 10$ Ballmer gleefully stops the push-email feature the iPhone is set to use. No matter though. Apple could simply revamp dotMac or call upon their buddy Eric at Google.

  3. I won’t. As soon as M$ embraces and extinguishes Yahoo, I’m outta there. I’ll use the evil don’t-be-evil Google just to screw MS — like there would really be a choice.

    Although, come to think of it, Ballmer’s sweaty palms have yet to pass his disease onto Alta Vista. What evil entity owns Alta Vista, by the way?

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