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It did not have to become a hostile takeover. In addition, timing and method was not completely known. You were complaining that INQ was reporting this? So are major news oulets....

Note the jump in price.... Stock price is the aggregate of knowledge worth of a company.
Anyone who thought this was over was lying to themself. So what if the exact time frame was not known?

I am complaining about the Inquirer's lack of quality, as I stated in a second post...
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Anyone who thought this was over was lying to themself. So what if the exact time frame was not known?

I am complaining about the Inquirer's lack of quality, as I stated in a second post...
Are you KIDDING ME!?!?? So what if the time frame wasn't known? It is the market.... where timing is EVERYTHING. Would you buy eToy stock on March 6, 2001? Would you buy their stock on March 7th, 2001? What's the difference of one day right? On March 7th, they announced Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Would you have sold Yahoo stock yesteday/last week if you knew the hostile takeover position announcement was made today? No one sells stock of a target company a day before a takeover bid. However, no one knows so exact time frame is important.

You stated that you doubt the article is true in your post... but it IS true... as stated by other news sources and MS themselves.
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Are you KIDDING ME!?!?? So what if the time frame wasn't known? It is the market.... where timing is EVERYTHING. Would you buy eToy stock on March 6, 2001? Would you buy their stock on March 7th, 2001? What's the difference of one day right? On March 7th, they announced Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Would you have sold Yahoo stock yesteday/last week if you knew the hostile takeover position announcement was made today? No one sells stock of a target company a day before a takeover bid. However, no one knows so exact time frame is important.

You stated that you doubt the article is true in your post... but it IS true... as stated by other news sources and MS themselves.
No, I doubted that the way INQ tells it is accurate. A bit of a difference. And it being secretive is no reason to get your panties in a bunch. If you thought this ordeal was finished then thats due to your own naivity and not my problem.
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No, I doubted that the way INQ tells it is accurate. A bit of a difference. And it being secretive is no reason to get your panties in a bunch. If you thought this ordeal was finished then thats due to your own naivity and not my problem.
So is your doubt due to general prejudice against INQ? If so, we have topic headers for a reason and bashing sources is discouraged. If your doubt is about the article itself without regards to the INQ, then your assumptions are incorrect.

I have a good grasp of economic, finances, and corporate law. No panties in a bunch here... I just understand what is going on. Sorry, your understanding of the market is so simple.
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Ok, stay polite now folks...

Who cares what the source is. There are fact that are undeniable (stock price!), and thus something is going on. Probably, what is described here is correct (albeit a bit sensasionalist).
    
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So is your doubt due to general prejudice against INQ? If so, we have topic headers for a reason and bashing sources is discouraged. If your doubt is about the article itself without regards to the INQ, then your assumptions are incorrect.

I have a good grasp of economic, finances, and corporate law. No panties in a bunch here... I just understand what is going on. Sorry, your understanding of the market is so simple.
Believe what you will about my intelligence. The bottom line is that the Inquirer did their usual crapification of the story to make it seem sinister and evil when it is, in fact, the way things work. I've said it already and I'll say it again: my complaint deals with the way it is reported, not that it is reported.
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Ok, stay polite now folks...

Who cares what the source is. There are fact that are undeniable (stock price!), and thus something is going on. Probably, what is described here is correct (albeit a bit sensasionalist).
Here is a story linking to Ichahn + MS thing on BLOOMBERG

not sure if its what the INQ article states.. as I havent read it yet.
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Here is a story linking to Ichahn + MS thing on BLOOMBERG

not sure if its what the INQ article states.. as I havent read it yet.
That article makes it sound a lot less sinister than INQ portrays.
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IIRC the current Yahoo board intentionally swallowed a poison pill in severance packages. They refused an offer valuing their company at 30 to 40% greater than current market value, prior to the public being made aware of the first try. Ichahn, who again IIRC was/is a major shareholder found out and was livid. He feels the Board did not act in the best interest of the shareholders and is now trying to oust them. Good for him.
    
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^ What he said.

PS: Oh, and "convicted monopolist Microsoft"? Can you say "intentionally inflammatory"?

I didn't know people would get so butthurt over someone badmouthing a corporation.

INQ is meant to be skimmed, you get the story, and a little "creative liberty" thrown in. More often than not however, it's accurate.
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