Google and Yahoo to Merge?

DaleKingDaleKing subscriber Posts: 141
A Yahoo investor, who declined to be identified but holds about 1 percent of the company`s stock, said Yahoo`s management recently spoke to shareholders, including his firm, about the potential of a possible tie-up with Google in which Yahoo would rely on Google`s Web search services instead of its own.
 
Wow...Google and Yahoo! It could actually happen.
 
Dale King

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  • vwebworldvwebworld subscriber Posts: 40
    I think Microsoft still has a bid in to buy Yahoo...
     

    CHICAGO (MarketWatch) -- Microsoft Corp. may take its case to acquire Yahoo Inc. directly to the Internet company`s shareholders if the two firms can`t come to a deal within the next three weeks, Microsoft CEO Steven Ballmer said Saturday.

    vwebworld4/5/2008 3:54 PM
  • DaleKingDaleKing subscriber Posts: 141
    Yeah, but there`s a huge fly in the ointment according to REUTERS. A few weeks after Microsoft`s offer, Yahoo`s board put in place a generous severance plan, commonly known as a "golden parachute," to all employees if the company was sold. Part of Microsoft`s justification for the deal was that it expected to wring out $1 billion in cost savings.
     
    Dale King
  • vwebworldvwebworld subscriber Posts: 40
    April 5 (Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp. gave Yahoo! Inc. three weeks to agree on a takeover, threatening to reduce its $44.6 billion unsolicited offer and replace the Internet company`s directors if they reject negotiations.
    If the two can`t reach an agreement in that time, Microsoft plans to propose its own board slate and take its case to Yahoo shareholders, Chief Executive Officer Steven Ballmer said in a letter to the board today. He suggested that the deal`s value might decline if Microsoft takes the bid directly to investors.
    His stance may force Yahoo Chief Executive Officer Jerry Yang to find another bid within a month or accept Microsoft, the world`s biggest software maker, as a suitor. Combining with Yahoo would allow Microsoft to unite the second- and third-most popular search engines in the U.S., helping them to take on Google Inc., which gets more than half the Internet queries in the country.   Source
     
    vwebworld4/5/2008 6:13 PM
  • DaleKingDaleKing subscriber Posts: 141
    April 5 (REUTERS) - A few weeks after Microsoft`s offer, Yahoo`s board put in place a generous severance plan, commonly known as a "golden parachute," to all employees if the company was sold. Part of Microsoft`s justification for the deal was that it expected to wring out $1 billion in cost savings.
     
    Like I said, there`s a huge fly in the ointment. That so-called golden parachute changes the dynamics of this deal. Now it`s a game of chicken. It will be interesting to see who blinks first.
     
    Dale King
    DKing4/5/2008 8:29 PM
  • vwebworldvwebworld subscriber Posts: 40
    Hi Dale,
    I`m not sure it is such a huge fly .  That`s why I posted the latest threat by Microsoft (to take this to the stockholders).
     
    Microsoft`s threat implies the golden parachute issue (which MS acknowledged) is not a big problem. With 10 of the 12 Yahoo board of director seats up for election this year, Yahoo is in a vulnerable position for a proxy fight.
     
    Of course, this is all speculation (on our part).
     
    ~Roland
    vwebworld4/6/2008 8:56 AM
  • DaleKingDaleKing subscriber Posts: 141
    Hello Roland:
     
    I understand what you`re saying, but something tells me this is one fight that Yahoo`s going to win. While it may appear that Microsoft is in a position of strength, appearances can often be deceiving.
     
    Dale King
  • ankit007ankit007 subscriber Posts: 238 Silver Level Member
    Rejoined, and it feels so great. All things considered, we'll check whether that line from the exemplary melody plays out for Yahoo, which has uncovered it needs to be as one with Google again in an arrangement for query items. The arrangement rejects Europe, in all likelihood to maintain a strategic distance from hostile to trust issues there. It likewise will rely on upon US Department of Justice endorsement. The Company achieved a concurrence with Google that gives Yahoo extra adaptability to pick among providers of query items and promotions. Google's offerings supplement the pursuit administrations gave by Microsoft, which remains a solid accomplice, and also Yahoo's own inquiry advancements and advertisement items.
  • anushkachhakrabartianushkachhakrabarti subscriber Posts: 219 Silver Level Member
    the Company reached an agreement with Google that provides Yahoo with additional flexibility to choose among suppliers of search results and ads. Google’s offerings complement the search services provided by Microsoft, which remains a strong partner, as well as Yahoo’s own search technologies and ad products.
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