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Google and prospective partners have held early-stage discussions but haven't put together a formal proposal and Google may end up not pursuing a bid, this person said. It's unclear which private equity firms Google has talked to.

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who uses yahoo anymore confused.gif
    
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I'm pretty sure lots of people still use yahoo mail.
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My parents and a lot of conservatives/older people from when Yahoo! was still relevant with YahOOOOOoooO! commercials.

This would be huge though. Like Intel buying AMD. What little competition is left in the search market would be gone. And as wide spread as google is, pretty sure they could move off mainland to avoid being centralized in the states if needed to avoid monopoly stuff. What if they had their own kryptonite-infused island somewhere in the pacific? :O
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Originally Posted by FenrirXIII;15422160 
What if they had their own kryptonite-infused island somewhere in the pacific? :O

They probably already do XD

I'm scared of this tbh. I know Google's gonna rule the world someday and all, but they shouldn't go around squashing competition like a 5 year old that found an anthill. Never ends well.
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Originally Posted by FenrirXIII;15422160 
My parents and a lot of conservatives/older people from when Yahoo! was still relevant with YahOOOOOoooO! commercials.

This would be huge though. Like Intel buying AMD. What little competition is left in the search market would be gone. And as wide spread as google is, pretty sure they could move off mainland to avoid being centralized in the states if needed to avoid monopoly stuff. What if they had their own kryptonite-infused island somewhere in the pacific? :O

This isn't quite like Intel buying AMD. This is like Walmart buying a "mom and pops" store in the middle of Kansas that almost nobody goes to.

Intel buying AMD would be like Google buying Bing.
 
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Originally Posted by G3RG;15422399 
This isn't quite like Intel buying AMD. This is like Walmart buying a "mom and pops" store in the middle of Kansas that almost nobody goes to.

Intel buying AMD would be like Google buying Bing.

Would be like Google buying Bing and Hotmail...
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Oh god, i don't want google to be part of my yahoo. frown.gif

I had great support from yahoo in the past and don't want that to change.
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So google would then have Flickr as well as yahoo mail frown.gif
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Google may end up not pursuing a bid

I think this is most likely.
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