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Yahoo Buyout Rumor – this one is real

The faulty Times of London rumor over the weekend about a pending major Yahoo search deal with Microsoft was likely spawned in part by what appear to be correct reports that Jonathan Miller, former CEO of AOL, has been working … Continue reading

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Yahoo Microsoft Boxing Match

Yahoo and Microsoft haven’t been able to agree on very much over the last few months so it now appears fairly likely the battle will head into the shareholder meeting on August 1st. Microsoft hasn’t lost many of these matches … Continue reading

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Microsoft Yahoo: Is $32 now the magic number?

Microsoft’s very well played game to win Yahoo at a bargain price is wrapping up even more favorably than Microsoft planned. Yahoo refused the Icahn MS offer today to buy just pieces of the company, though in typical fashion Yahoo … Continue reading

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Showdown at the Yahoo Corral Coming August 1

Carl Icahn and Microsoft appear to be coordinating an attack on the current Yahoo board with today’s joint announcements by Icahn and a Microsoft stating they are ready to do a major deal with Yahoo.    The animosity towards Microsoft … Continue reading

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Microsoft Yahoo Deal – Enter the Fat Lady and $34 per share?

The Wall Street Journal has a great summary of the breakdown of the initial Yahoo Microsoft merger talks a few months ago, complete with something of a  play by play in how corporate strategies on both sides …failed.    My read … Continue reading

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Yahoo Announces Reorganization Plan which is sung to the tune of the Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again”

Yahoo’s plans for reorganizing their reorganization have now been announced.  Kara seems to have the best scoops on this. Meet the new boss Sue Decker, same as the old boss. I am paraphrasing somewhat, but IMHO this is the gist … Continue reading

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Buy before the rumor, sell before the news?

One of the really intriguing aspects of the blogOspheric chatterfest is how the big markets tend to react to rumors from key business related blogs.    When TechCrunch reported yesterday that talks between Microsoft and Yahoo had resumed Yahoo stock increased, … Continue reading

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