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Microsoft offers 44 Billion for Yahoo

Posted on: February 1, 2008 7:04 am
 

Microsoft (MSFT) has just announced a 44.6 Billion $ bid for Yahoo (YHOO)!!!!
Thats offering 31$ per YHOO share. YHOO closed Thursday at 19 / share.
This should be huge in many ways!
Tech, of course has been waiting for a move like this,
BUT more importantly:
WHEN stocks sink low enough...
BUYERS come in!

This is what makes FREE MARKET CAPITALISM work!

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Since: Sep 30, 2006
Posted on: February 11, 2008 5:12 am
 

Microsoft offers 44 Billion for Yahoo

Appears Yahoo is going to reject Microsofts inital offer. No real surprise. I think MSFT will go as high as $35 a share at least. YHOO has put out the rumor they will not accept less than $ 40 a share.

Its amusing that Google is crying foul. Seems GOOG claims the MSFT + YHOO merger would create a monopoly! Wow - talk about "pot meet kettle." Up until now, GOOG hasn't had a problem with their own attempt to monopolize search!

I do believe the MSFT + YHOO merger will happen.



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Since: Jun 16, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2008 12:46 pm
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Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: February 6, 2008 7:23 am
 

Microsoft offers 44 Billion for Yahoo

Solid move on Microsoft's part. Most internet ad revenue is shifting to moving advertisements (as opposed to text ads), and Yahoo is currently leading in that category.

My question is: assume that the deal goes through, and Microsoft becomes a major player on the internet. Would Microsoft be able to dominate the internet, much in the same way it currently dominates pc? Particularly, would Microsoft be able to use its power to leverage deals? I've heard people say that the democratic nature of the internet would make such an arrangement impossible, but thoughts?



Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2008 12:42 pm
 

Microsoft offers 44 Billion for Yahoo

As good as it seems, a Microsoft-Yahoo merger would still lag behind in the internet realm.

In terms of search engine status, it would be hard for Micro-hoo to overtake Google, considering we call the search query verb "to Google."

Microsoft dominates the OS scene, but the new web scene (2.0 and beyond) is dominated by individual developers and project collaborations.

Google is so popular in the new web development world because their APIs are so accessible and useable. MSDN isn't very good and Mootools and Prototype are so much better than Yahoo's Javascript framework. You may not understand the technicalities what I just said above; but in lay men's terms, these sets of code (frameworks/templates), enable web developers to create the interactivity and special effects we see in the newest, most innovative websites.

Microsoft nowadays is a bank, and if they want to play with Yahoo, they should go on right ahead. I like Microsoft, but I don't think this move will benefit either party in the long haul. The only foreseeable positive is the extra cash into the shareholders' pockets.



Since: Apr 13, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2008 6:36 pm
 

Microsoft offers 44 Billion for Yahoo

Another big company buying another.




Since: Feb 2, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2008 2:38 am
 

Microsoft offers 44 Billion for Yahoo

Bill Gates is the Devil!



Since: Sep 30, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2008 5:27 pm
 

Microsoft offers 44 Billion for Yahoo

P.S:  Glad that my snide aside earlier did not sidetrack the blog.  Call it humor, with a nugget of truth burried within.

If this goes through, do you think that Bill Gates will be promoted to diety status?  He is already pretty much in " The Great and Powerful Oz" territory, so I was just wondering?

Not at all...Gates IS in that Great and Powerful Oz realm. Looks like he came out from behind the "curtain" this am.

iGates sees all (in tech it seems)




Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2008 5:21 pm
 

Microsoft offers 44 Billion for Yahoo

Bigd back to Top 100! 'Bout time!

Thanks Skydog.  So far, in my informal polling, most posters received nice rep bumps this afternoon when they put the new scoring system in place.  It is still buggy a bit, as they are still listing me as an All Star (below 95), though my rep now shows as 99.

Whatever the reason, I appreciate the bump, and the kind words of posters like yourself.

P.S:  Glad that my snide aside earlier did not sidetrack the blog.  Call it humor, with a nugget of truth burried within.




Since: Sep 30, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2008 5:06 pm
 

Microsoft offers 44 Billion for Yahoo

Watch out Google indeed! GOOG drops 48 points today on the news. Thats 8 % drop today when most all tech was up!

Brilliant move by Microsoft IMHO!  31 $ a share is very fair offer. Thats just 3 $ off Yahoo 52 week high. I feel very sure this will get past the anti-trust Dept. as it currently exists. Better get this deal done before a new regime takes over next year... Its a slam dunk now!

Bigd back to Top 100! 'Bout time! 




Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: February 1, 2008 4:45 pm
 

Microsoft offers 44 Billion for Yahoo

Watch out Google!


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