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Will Microsoft succeed in acquiring Yahoo?





justinrocks
By now every internet user might be aware that Microsoft is trying to takeover Yahoo for $44.6 Billion and recently Microsoft threatened yahoo that they will go directly to the shareholders if the board of Yahoo did not act on the offer.

Here is the offer letter Microsoft sent to Yahoo http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/04/05/microsoft-pretends-to-force-yahoos-hand/

And there are reports that Google playing big role in denying the deal to go through.

What you think? Will microsoft succed in acquiring Yahoo?
imagefree
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And there are reports that Google playing big role in denying the deal to go through


Do you have (or can you reffer to ) any article about this?


Yes Microsoft has given a deadline of 3 weeks to yahoo Top management.

I think Microsoft will not succeed (But MONEY IS POWER, anything may happen).
ddoonie
I hope not, i dont like the idea of the internet being controlled, even partially, by corporations....
k_s_baskar
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Will microsoft succed in acquiring Yahoo?


I think microsoft can't acquire yahoo.
Peterssidan
I want to think microsoft can't acquiring Yahoo.
FunDa
Peterssidan wrote:
I want to think microsoft can't acquiring Yahoo.


I want to think that too . But I want to think that Microsoft will stop bundling Internet explorer and add Firefox to default Windows installation. And also that Microsoft will stop bundling Windows Media Player and use Mplayer or VLC or atleast install the latest codecs by default.

But all those are just unattainable dreams. This is the real world, and in the real world, Microsoft can make proxy companies and replace the entire board of directors of Yahoo and by brute force take over Yahoo for even lesser a price than they quoted initially.

Then Microsoft is going to make sbsolutely unwanted changes to Yahoo amke destroy everything tht Yahoo has made up till now, leaving Google to be the only real good company left in the whole wide world (WWW - I mean, world wide web Wink )
justinrocks
imagefree wrote:
Quote:
And there are reports that Google playing big role in denying the deal to go through


Do you have (or can you reffer to ) any article about this?


Yes Microsoft has given a deadline of 3 weeks to yahoo Top management.

I think Microsoft will not succeed (But MONEY IS POWER, anything may happen).


@imagefree

Here it goes:

Standing between a marriage of Microsoft and Yahoo may be the technology behemoth that has continually outsmarted them: Google.

In an unusually aggressive effort to prevent Microsoft from moving forward with its $44.6 billion hostile bid for Yahoo, Google emerged over the weekend with plans to play the role of spoiler.

Read the full story here : http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/02/04/business/04google.php
justinrocks
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation is in talks with Microsoft about joining in its contested bid for Yahoo, according to people involved in the discussions. The combination, which would join Yahoo, Microsoft’s MSN and News Corporation’s MySpace, would create a behemoth that would upend the Internet landscape.
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The talks between Microsoft and News Corporation are at a sensitive stage, people involved in the discussions said. “There’s a long way to go before anything is definite,” one person involved in the talks said.


http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/10/technology/10google.html
nivinjoy
So it gonna pose a real threat to Google.... So what are Google's plan of acquisition...???
justinrocks
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A Microsoft executive on Friday sent workers an upbeat email outlining a vision of how the software giant expects to take over Yahoo and merge the companies’ cultures and resources.


http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Infotech/Internet_/Microsoft_sends_email_to_employees_for_Yahoo_takeover/rssarticleshow/2810825.cms

I think Microsoft will not keep quiet until they takeover Yahoo. The way they are surgin ahead with all sort of tactics I can certainly see the end of Yahoo.
georgekalathil
LEts wait an see. I hope that MS will surely achieve their goals.
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joomlanomics
The political support behind Carl Icahn (Yahoo board member in favour of Microsoft's bid) is a glimpse into Internet history. Before the Internet backbone was opened up to commercialisation (i.e. prior to Yahoo existing) it was highly profitable CD-ROM database sales (1989-1994) that drove search engine business. Icahn is closely linked with Mark Nelson (founder of CD-Plus and later Ovid Technologies). Mark Nelson has declared his support for Icahn in this boardroom battle.

CD-Plus won awards for a search engine technology breakthrough (paradigm shift) called NLM (Natural Language Mapping) in 1991/92. This gave access to Medline databases in a way that normal people could search for content without specialist knowledge. These were the pioneers in the pharmaceutical industry that provided the know-how for the Internet we know today. Medline was the "killer application" of its day, today we would identify those applications as Facebook and Youtube.

As far as my opinion on the bid, I do hope these old icons can bridge the gap between Microsoft's monolithic corporate nature and the needs of the world. Carl Icahn and his supporters understand healthcare. Both from the hardware point of view (clients of free healthcare nations do not get free o/s licenses yet!) and for future Web 2.0 software development (infectious disease control/mental illness monitoring) it would be good for Microsoft to re-think where it is.
takashiro
But certain part of Yahoo itself has already been taken over. For example, Yahoo! China is now belong to Alimama Company, China. And it seems that Yahoo! Japan has already been independent.

Then, Microsoft and Alimama will be one?
the-guide
ddoonie wrote:
I hope not, i dont like the idea of the internet being controlled, even partially, by corporations....


I think like you "ddoonie", and hope it will not happen too.
everfine99
I think Microsift is playing in the hands of Yahoo!
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