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Yahoo Deadline Passes, Internet Awaits Microsoft Move

Saturday deadline slipped by without a murmur

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No news emerged over the weekend from the respective Yahoo and Microsoft camps regarding the deadline set by Steve Ballmer for Yahoo to begin negotiating in earnest with Microsoft.

Facing a talk or else Saturday deadline, it looks like Yahoo opted for ‘else’, setting the challenge for Microsoft to spend heavily on escalating its hostile takeover of the portal. Microsoft wants Yahoo’s second-place search traffic added to its third-place properties of MSN Search and Live Search to capitalize on paid search advertising.

Microsoft did complete a search-related deal before heading out for the weekend. They finalized the acquisition of Fast Search & Transfer. That firm’s CEO, John Markus Lervik, becomes Microsoft

Yahoo Deadline Passes, Internet Awaits Microsoft Move
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  • http://www.goingbusiness.com/ Business Sales

    I remember reading Ballmer made a statement while travelling that Microsoft was moving ahead with their business with or without Yahoo.

    He said something of the sort that if the deal works out fine, if not Microsoft moves forward.

    He also said that Microsoft is going to buy something like 5 businesses per year priced up to $1 billion for the next 5 years.

     

     

  • http://www.royaldragon.nl royal dragon

    I think google wil buy Yahoo.

  • http://www.kiteboarding-history.com Joe Kiteboarder

    google lost interest and microsoft too. whats to become of yahoo now?

  • http://www.flydrives.eu Fly Drive

    Lol Yahoo is still there in America. And bing is getting a bigger percentage of the market…