Business.timesonline writes: SOFTWARE giant Microsoft is in talks to acquire Yahoo's online search business for $20 billion (£13 billion).
Holy cow that's a lot of money
Yep, it's about time to cancel my Yahoo account and move on.
Didn't Yahoo already turn them down twice earlier this year?
Whats the point? Yahoo is failing and Live search is failing, no matter what happens, both will still get their asses handed to them by google
Its better to get single handedly owned as a team than by yourself? I do not understand your logic Microsoft...
I don't know...Yahoo Answers is pretty damn handy...
Microsoft wasting there money on yahoo not worth the deal maybe they should keep there money and spend it more on the 360's RROD
What does MS and Yahoo have to do with (been fixed) RROD?
yea thanxs for reminding me i also have a yahoo account and going to remove it thanxs for reminding me
But it's pretty much neglected compared to my Gmail. Microsoft's just wasting their money yet again; why not invest in their core services? $20 million can go a LONG ways.
So does that mean I need to listen to pro MS bullsh1t from Viacom companies, CNET and Yahoo too now? Nice. Just label it "Micronet" already and be done with it.
Not them and Yahoo again... They're fighting way too many battles.
sided with google with some ad-spot deal and rejected MS original offer. MS knew yahoo wasn't gonna do sh!t and was all talk. Well that deal ended and shareholders are more pist.. A couple of months go by, Yahoo stocks continue to falter, that ceo guy resigns under constant pressure from shareholders. "Yahoo CEO paying the price for saying no to Microsoft 1st time around" $44.6 Billion. Now the balls in MS's court, Yahoo gambles and lost, it could of made a lot more than what it's worth or what some are willing to buy it for. Stupid, oh well that's how business goes. Sometimes you have to put brawn ahead of pride.
From $44 Billion to $20 Billion?! Amazing what a few months can do.
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How cool would it have been if Microsoft bought Epic instead of Yahoo? :(
MS doesn't buy quality dev teams. It only kills them.
Whats the point of deleting your yahoo account? Are you a fanboy to Google or MS? Its easy to kick someone when they are down (no fun in that). But dont sleep on them, look whose beating Google over and over in the mobile search playground. In case you havent heard both Virgin Mobile & T-Mobile are the first of many to sign up with Yahoo for mobile search. Yahoo is a solid company. Yahoo is not only known for its seatch engine, its an advertsing power house and that is why MS wants them. And yes, the CEO (Yang) stepped down and they are now in search of a new business leader. Yang was one of the co-founders, his skill sets were in technology and he helped grow Yahoo to where it is today. I still Y-A-H-O-0, do you? http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yi...
But still a bad decision on Yahoo's part. Looks like it's just MS vs Google now.
how is it a bad idea on Yahoos part???? Either sell the company or fail and totally be gone? Sorry id rather some money then no money.
Microsoft does in the online search engine field, and have a much larger market share. It makes no sense for Google's primary competitor to be purchased by Google's secondary competitor; it should be the other way around.
This deal will result in just as much successful financial returns for Microsoft as their acquisition of Rare; Which was absolutely nothing. Good luck buying that sinking ship, MS.
Will it be about as bad as that sinking ship called Blu-ray?
Get you're head out of the F*cking sand and come back to reality; Blu Ray is just get bigger and bigger.
I like MS for the most part. I fugin hate the XBOX division with a passion. But I like most other MS stuff. I really like MSNBC. Thats the best news channel on TV.
What M$ has is cash and nothing else, everything fail when M$ touches something. 3fixme = fail..! Vista = fail and now YAHOO, i suggest M$ to concentrate more on their product and nothing else.
what a discount lol.........who can say they saved 24 billion really???? thats a fire sale
Watch and see, Yahoo will prevail =) Go Yahoo, Go!!!
its not happening, this story has been proved false today.
I guess Microsoft finally figured out no one uses MSN.
This will expand both MS and Yahoo and force google to do somthing they can't afford. Having 40 billion to do whatever you want, when ever you want, isn't somthing many corporations can do. Not without selling assets, borrowing, and begging ivesters. It would take a company like Google or Sony years to come up with that kind of change, just spend at will. If thet get Yahoo for 20 billion they still have 20 more to play with.
You're asking the wrong question. If Microsoft has so much disposable cash on their hands, why not use it to improve Windows 7, release Surface across the U.S. in order to gain public awareness, make MSN a better service, fix the 360's hardware issues, or invest in new technologies? It's important to wisely use the cash you have available. Wasting half of your resources on purchasing one company says one thing about them: Desperate. They're simply not confident in their internal staff, and feel that third-party staff would do much better under their wing.
jason... u are idiot
Now everything Yahoo will have the stigma of being owned by the richest, greediest corporation in the world, well we will see how well they do after this buyout. I know i won't be using anything yahoo anymore.