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The holidays are, to be honest, a bad time for tech news.  With many of their employees either taking time off or shopping from their desks, companies don’t do a lot that needs to be covered.  But if Mark Cuban has his way, Yahoo will provide plenty of material by going on an acquisition spree.

In a blog post simply titled "What Yahoo Should Do," Cuban states that the chance of Microsoft acquiring either part or all of Yahoo is approximately zero.  Given the long list of other things that Microsoft could use its money for, the cost would be way too high.

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So Cuban believes that Yahoo’s leaders shouldn’t worry about making nice and looking attractive.  Rather, "Their strategy should be to acquire every and any company that makes their traffic, services, content or monetization stronger. . . .  Yahoo should be the most aggressive acquirer on the planet right now.  In case you haven’t noticed, everything and anything owned by private equity firms in the media and technology spaces are on sale at a huge discount."

Cuban’s billions lend all the advice he gives a bit of credibility.  Since Cuban was on the list of men Carl Icahn once wanted to add to Yahoo’s board, he’s especially likely to be paid some attention in this case. 

Whether Yahoo can come up with enough money to make many important acquisitions – or whether other companies would even agree to be acquired by the struggling corporation – is a key question, of course.

Mark Cuban To Yahoo: Acquire Everything


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  • http://www.fleming-law.com/3-1_practice-area.cfm?pa=Drug%20Recall Trasylol

    Well, while Cubans billions may give him some credibility, I’m thinking he should keep his mouth shut regarding a publicly owned company when he’s just been charged with insider trading by the SEC.

  • http://www.marketingminefield.co.uk Advertising & Marketing Ideas

    Interesting view. Ideally Yahoo should have a clear vision about where they’re going so shouldn’t need to acquire everything. However, in the absence of any vision (which does currently seem to be the case) then it’s perhaps not a bad strategy at all.

  • Doug

    Cuban is being harassed because he was going to distribute the newest Loose Change edition. More power to him. Let’s take our country back.

  • http://potpolitics.com POTPOLITICS@DO FOLLOW

    Yahoo’s about the strangest company on the internet.Their like a blind man walking in the dark. With all that talent resources you would think they would be giving Google a run for their money
    Yahoo is the next AOL ;)
    They can hire who ever they want but until they get someone like ME with some VISION they’re on a downward slope.
    Great post stumbled
    PS as far as Mark Cuban, who’s that ? LOL

  • http://lowongan-pekerjaanterbaru.blogspot.com/ lowongan kerja 2009

    Yea bilions and more bilions

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