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Why Microsoft Will Try Again for Yahoo in 2009

Insider Eric Jackson believes that it's only "the second inning" in the revival of Yahoo. He expects Microsoft to return with yet another merger proposition for Yahoo next year because Microsoft still needs big help in online services.

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Amadeo3328d ago

Well, the fact of the matter is, the stockholders still aren't happy with Yang. But at the same time, Ichan gave up his proxy fight, so I'm not so sure about what'll happen to Yahoo. I suppose Microsoft could try to give it another go next year, and hope that with Ichan having three chairs on the board, and a bunch of unhappy stockholders adding pressure, he cooooould potentially cave in. I think it also depends on how well the Google partnership is going at the time.

unbiased3328d ago

Google will not let MS buy Yahoo at any cost. Even if this means Google takes a hit. Friend of mine works there, she has been telling me that Google has decided that keeping Yahoo going will hurt MS so much that it could be the start of the end for MS. Google is willing to lose millions or more to keep MS down. Only Google has the money and power to take down the big MS. With a little help from Sony, Nintendo, Apple, Linix and Nokia.

DaKid3328d ago

Your name doesn't match your comment.

JasonPC360PS3Wii3328d ago

You realy just don't know what your talking about do you?

The Lazy One3328d ago

Yahoo is being dumb. They have easily the most to lose by not letting M$ by them. M$ is at least diversified. Yahoo is just flat out screwed if things keep going towards google. google doesn't really have much incentive to buy yahoo, because anything yahoo has google has more than enough money to do well/better.

Yahoo's in a situation where it can lose and make other people lose, or at least put up a little competition. I'd be pissed if I were a shareholder tbh.

Also, Google is getting dangerously close to a monopoly. They really need to start watching themselves before anything bad happens.

JasonPC360PS3Wii3328d ago

I think at this point it's safe to assume MS will get Yahoo eventually. Yahoo can't go against Google on their own, Yahoo is just holding out for a better offer from MS.