Skip to comments.Merger reports heat up stocks [Yahoo is reportedly a takeover target for Microsoft]
Posted on 05/04/2007 7:25:16 AM PDT by bedolido
Shares of two big media companies -- Yahoo (YHOO, news, msgs) and Reuters (RTRSY, news, msgs) -- are rising this morning on reports of merger activity.
Yahoo shares began rising sharply this morning after a newspaper report that Microsoft (MSFT, news, msgs) had asked Yahoo to enter formal negotiations about a merger. The two companies have had held informal discussions in the past, and Yahoo could fetch $50 billion, the New York Post wrote, citing banking sources.
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Oh man, I’ve had my Yahoo account since 1999, what could M$ possibly do to make it any better?
swing traders are having a great week, LOL
Well, why not? When you’re a large corporation that’s flush with cash and out of ideas, just try and buy your way to monopoly.
The arrogant M$ ego just cannot stay under control...
what could M$ possibly do to make it any better?
the same thing Lycos did to Raging Bull?
turn yahoo into another MSN?
collect more valid e-mail addresses?
plant more spybot stuff on Vista OS’s? (or make use of what it contains that they engineered into it)
MSFT has the cash on hand, too.
Microsoft is looking to buy Yahoo for ONE REASON and that is to destroy Google.
“Add more spybot stuff...”
Exactly, and offer services that no one ever used because M$ is so world class paranoid,
“It came from Redmond Island...”
Microsoft is obviously aware that they are in last place as far as search engines go. However, they have a ton of cash and they know that Yahoo has the expertise to do it. They could easily destroy Google just like they did to Netscape a decade ago.
I see Sears is abruptly down $8 today. Why? Did Cramer recommend it Buy! Buy! Buy! yesterday?
Will they change the name to “Microhoo” or “Yahsoft”?
Rio Tinto is up $10 suddenly, no big deal. Crox is up $10 suddenly, and that is hugh!