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[IN] Microsoft Considers Bidding For Yahoo

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Seconds ago, we have learned that the software giant is considering a bid for Yahoo Inc.

Furthermore, according to our sources, Microsoft may also seek a partner to accomplish such action.

Read.
Edited by Kauke - 10/5/11 at 11:59am
post #2 of 20
Yahoo... thinking.gif

Really, though, this might have been a huge deal back in the, what, late 90s? I suppose it's still serious business, but I don't see how I will be affected.
post #3 of 20
again?

didn't Ballmer try this already?

-e- 15,000th post biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
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Good, I can combine MSN and Yahoo into one bookmark when it happens.
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Yahoo is still relevant, though no where near as much as they were before google boomed. They still provide a lot of email services (i used them for anything I need an email address for that I don't want spamming my main account), and I guess some people might still use their search engine.

This might just be a way to gain search engine market share by eliminating one of their competitors.
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Anyone thinks they will try to merge/combine features from Yahoo and Bing?
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Binghoo sounds better than the other two anyway....
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post #8 of 20
Here we go again...

Personally I don't think yahoo is worth it. Their email is riddled with spam problems and yahoo feels years behind compared to gmail. As far as search engines go, google always provides a lot more relevant info.
post #9 of 20
I personally like Yahoo! mail, as its been my primary holder for a while. I really like the one provided by Comcast ISP, but switching ISPs and losing my e-mail scares me, so I shy away.

I use Yahoo for a news portal quite often as well, good variety and decent affiliations with other sites.
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Originally Posted by Joephis19;15190413 
Yahoo is still relevant, though no where near as much as they were before google boomed. They still provide a lot of email services (i used them for anything I need an email address for that I don't want spamming my main account), and I guess some people might still use their search engine.

This might just be a way to gain search engine market share by eliminating one of their competitors.
Yahoo is still the largest web portal.

Bing already is the search engine for Yahoo. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by t-ramp;15190193 
Yahoo... thinking.gif

Really, though, this might have been a huge deal back in the, what, late 90s? I suppose it's still serious business, but I don't see how I will be affected.
It was serious news.... only 3 years ago. tongue.gif

MS made an offer for $33 per share at the time and Yang said no. Since then Yahoo shares dropped and never recovered from the $10-15 range. Yang was fired as CEO. Yahoo shares just jumped 3% on this rumor.





People need to keep up with the times! smile.gif
Edited by DuckieHo - 10/5/11 at 12:39pm
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