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Originally Posted by thx1138;15190552 
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.
bing has been my default for a while now. No issues so far. Occasionally, I will still use Google if I feel I cannot find something. Or if I feel my Google-Fu is stronger than my Bing-Fu.
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It was serious news.... only 3 years ago.

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!
I remember when there was a potential deal in the works a couple years ago, but even then I had long abandoned Yahoo. I guess from my standpoint I can't really comment on the impact of such a deal from the business side. Hopefully I didn't seem like I was trying to.
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Isn't Yahoo near irrelevant now, except in SEA markets?
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I know my sister uses them for email, and my parents have them as a homepage. Yahoo may be down, but they're far from out of the consumer market.
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Again?

Also, as Duckie noted: Yahoo is the largest web portal.
    
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Yahoo is still the largest web portal.

Bing already is the search engine for Yahoo.

It was serious news.... only 3 years ago.

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!
This. Just because some of us on here don't use Yahoo daily doesn't mean that a large percentage of the population doesn't. Yahoo has a huge number of people using their email services, reading the news stories they bring together, and using other services owned by Yahoo.

IMO Yahoo's biggest issue is not Google it's how it's being managed. If Microsoft does end up buying Yahoo it will be interesting to see what they are able to do with it.

I bet Ballmer is thrilled that the deal went sour a couple of years ago.
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post #17 of 20
Yahoo hasn't been relevant in the past decade... hell, even before that Altavista have you better results than Yahoo did.

Waste of money in my opinion.
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post #18 of 20
Again?

Microsoft is sure obsessed with Yahoo!
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Yahoo is the only mail service I use, plus love their fantasy sports
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Why would Microsoft want yahoo for?

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