February 1st, 2008, 04:16 PM
Microsoft makes bid for Yahoo
I'm sure most of us have heard by now, but anyway:
Microsoft said Friday that it is making an unsolicited offer of $31 a share, or $44.6 billion, to buy Yahoo in a move that would give the software giant more market share and become a significant threat to Google.
In a statement, Microsoft would allow Yahoo shareholders to get cash or shares of Microsoft. At a 62 percent premium to Yahoo’s closing price of $19.18 the deal would seem like a no brainer for suffering Yahoo shareholders. Yahoo said it will evaluate the offer “carefully and promptly.”
February 2nd, 2008, 04:00 AM
They just want to join with yahoo to beat google, bad MS, you cant win!
February 2nd, 2008, 09:48 AM
February 2nd, 2008, 03:20 PM
Yes but MS did this bid before (http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/11850/53/) so this isn't really news. The market is just being weird right now. Seriously, I think it just shows that MS cannot create new products. They have no creative skill and that, IMO, hampers their ability to further properly secure their products.
February 2nd, 2008, 09:13 PM
I think MS are pretty worried about Google an their dominance of certain areas - rumors on the grapevine say Google maybe stepping into the OS market towards the end of 2008 too, maybe the Mobile Phone OS market.
MS compete directly with Google in a number of areas; however Google has a much better image than MS and much more user appeal so MS are fighting an uphill battle from the start.
I don't think MS like the fact they have come across a competitor that they can't buy, bully or bullshit into submissiveness and who is able and willing to take on MS in a number of areas.....plan B must be to by up other companies in the same arena instead.....
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February 3rd, 2008, 07:35 AM
99.9% of windows users are on their administrative accounts. And if that wasn't the case most wouldn't know policy editors even exist.
They have no creative skill and that, IMO, hampers their ability to further properly secure their products.
"It warns those who cannot read... that they must read the manual."
February 3rd, 2008, 11:03 AM
This might actually work, given the size of Yahoo!
I do recall MS buying small technology companies in the past, with no apparent difference being made to MS's operations..............
At $44.6 Billion they can hardly just let it rot?
February 10th, 2008, 02:26 PM
So, Yahoo rejected Microsoft, eh? Balls or short-sightedness on Yahoo's part?
And interesting suggestion about the MS bid being fake. That would suggest some more monopoly issues, no?
February 10th, 2008, 06:18 PM
You know I play the other side of the railroad track...................?
Yahoo are also in friendly negotiations with Google, as I am typing this
February 10th, 2008, 06:37 PM
And, rumor has it, Amazon. It sounds like whoever matches up to the $40/share or more, will get them.
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