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 Post subject: AOL and Yahoo! Merger Looming
PostPosted: 10 Apr 2008, 11:17 
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Yahoo and AOL may be close to a deal that would combine the two into a massive online advertising giant. Meanwhile talk of the deal between Yahoo and AOL is spurring Microsoft to work with News Corp. to make a joint bid for Yahoo. News of the deals comes from a report in today's the Wall Street Journal, owned by News Corp.

A Yahoo partnership with Microsoft and News Corp., if achieved, would create a powerful Internet partnership linking some of the Internet’s biggest destinations: MySpace, MSN, and Yahoo. Microsoft has been trying to buy Yahoo, but Yahoo has rejected Microsoft’s $42-billion takeover offer.

In related news Yahoo says it will test displaying Google search ads on a small number of its search engine queries, a move likely to be interpreted as the latest in a series of Yahoo maneuvers to resist Microsoft's acquisition attempt.

Either way you cut it, any combo deal that might come out of talks between Google, Microsoft, AOL, or News Corp. are aimed at improving Yahoo's bottom line – not necessarily improving consumer online services. To that financial end all of these deals center around advertising, which has some not so positive privacy implications.

If Microsoft or AOL buys Yahoo what Google doesn't know about you Microsoft will. And what Google doesn't know about Yahoo surfers, if Google and Yahoo partner on advertising, now Google will know just how you use Yahoo.

Another theory bantering about is that a proposed agreement between Time Warner's AOL unit and Yahoo is smart way for Time Warner to dump its ailing AOL division. The Wall Street Journal is reporting Yahoo is considering taking control of AOL and also receive an investment from Time Warner.

As financial analyst Degroof's Zwanenburg told Bloomberg "AOL has been a failure in the past five, six years.. Time Warner would be glad to get rid of it. It's a lame duck."

I can only hope that any merger or partnership between these firms will satisfy the bean counters behind the scenes so product developers can focus on dreaming up cool new Web services.


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 Post subject: Re: AOL and Yahoo! Merger Looming
PostPosted: 10 Apr 2008, 16:07 
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wow; guess Yahoo was right, Microsoft was under bidding


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 Post subject: Re: AOL and Yahoo! Merger Looming
PostPosted: 15 Apr 2008, 20:31 
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc , responding to a three-week deadline issued by Microsoft Corp to accept its $42 billion takeover bid, again rejected the deal for undervaluing the Web pioneer.

When Microsoft first announced its bid on February 1, the deal valued Yahoo at $31 per share, or $44.6 billion in total, representing a 62 percent premium to Yahoo's market price.

But a fall in Microsoft's stock price means the proposal now values Yahoo at only $29.62 per share.

Yahoo shares slipped 2.3 percent to $27.69 in early Nasdaq trading. Microsoft shares rose 22 cents to $29.38, also on Nasdaq.

If the two sides can agree to a deal, it would be the biggest takeover in the high-tech industry. But Yahoo directors — whom Microsoft hopes to convince to negotiate a friendly deal or else face a battle for their jobs at Yahoo's next annual meeting — want more.

"We have continued to make clear that we are not opposed to a transaction with Microsoft if it is in the best interests of our stockholders," the letter said. "Our position is simply that any transaction must be at a value that fully reflects the value of Yahoo, including any strategic benefits to Microsoft, and on terms that provide certainty to our stockholders."


Who's going to get Yahoo!


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 Post subject: Re: AOL and Yahoo! Merger Looming
PostPosted: 17 Apr 2008, 14:05 
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I really hope Yahoo! and AOL merge instead of Yahoo! and Microsoft. While AOL is not nearly as popular as it was in the dial-up days, it owns a lot of great content (especially blogs). And I think if Yahoo! and AOL merge, AOL will probably be absorbed into Yahoo!.

And Time Warner is desperate to sell off AOL so you never know.


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 Post subject: Re: AOL and Yahoo! Merger Looming
PostPosted: 17 Apr 2008, 14:11 
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You know aol is owned by time warner.... so either way its going to create one huge company... the scary thing is that it will become an even bigger Main stream media outlet.


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 Post subject: Re: AOL and Yahoo! Merger Looming
PostPosted: 17 Apr 2008, 14:15 
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Nah, it's been known for awhile that AOL is losing money, and that Time Warner wants to get rid of AOL, so they won't merge into a big company that's AOL + Time Warner + Yahoo, but Yahoo! will buy AOL from Time Warner. The feds wouldn't approve of such a huge conglomerate anyhow.


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 Post subject: Re: AOL and Yahoo! Merger Looming
PostPosted: 21 Apr 2008, 20:45 
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you know if this goes to microsoft.... It could make for a very incredible product in the near future.

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Microsoft announced that they’ve completed their acquisition of Danger, the maker of the T-Mobile Sidekick. Danger will be folded into Microsoft’s newly devised Premium Mobile Experiences (PMX) team. The PMX team is under the “Mobile Communications Business” (MCB) arm of the Entertainment and Devices division. Also from the E&D division are the XBOX and the Zune.

It’s never to early to start thinking of new product hybrids. With a Yahoo merger looking overhead, the potential for a singular device for gaming, music, and communication looks pretty nice, doesn’t it?

Imagine a mixing bowl with the following ingredients:

* Zune
* XBOX 360
* Windows Mobile
* Danger hardware and/or software
* Yahoo! services like Go, Flickr, oneConnect

There’s rumors of a Sony PSP-inspired phone, so why not an XBOX one? Besides that, they don’t have a DS Lite or PSP device as it is. Could Microsoft bring out hardware that offers a little bit of everything?


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 Post subject: Re: AOL and Yahoo! Merger Looming
PostPosted: 05 May 2008, 09:07 
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Shares down 20% after Microsoft withdrawals offer :roflfail:


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 Post subject: Re: AOL and Yahoo! Merger Looming
PostPosted: 05 May 2008, 12:19 
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yahoo got owned today


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 Post subject: Re: AOL and Yahoo! Merger Looming
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microsoft is back in talks with yahoo.... i get the feeling this deal is going to get done no matter what.


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 Post subject: Re: AOL and Yahoo! Merger Looming
PostPosted: 30 Jul 2009, 08:38 
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fuck off spasm ya shitcunts. fuck sakeee

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