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Did Yahoo! make the right move by pushing off Microsoft?

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Yahoo sellout
« on: June 15, 2008, 02:42:02 PM »
If only Carl Icahn would've done the takeover (i would've made a couple bucks on the stock)

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Re: Yahoo sellout
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2008, 03:19:36 AM »
I'm not sure if Yahoo! made the right the right move or not.

I do think Microsoft made the wrong move by pursuing Yahoo! to begin with.

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Re: Yahoo sellout
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2008, 03:22:26 AM »
I'm not sure if Yahoo! made the right the right move or not.

I do think Microsoft made the wrong move by pursuing Yahoo! to begin with.
Why is that? it is the easiest way to start competing with google

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Re: Yahoo sellout
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2008, 02:43:28 AM »
Yahoo strangely enough has a large following, that microsoft wanted to tap into, to give them more marketshare against google. They have since retracted their offer, and I think personally that it's because they decided that they are just going to try and make it with their revamped search portal live.com, and yahoo is just not worth it.

Also, Yahoo didn't really make such a bad move. In most scenarios where one company tries to take over another, usually the first offer is rejected in hopes that a second offer will be made that is better than the first. The company being taken over hopes that the first bid garners enough interest throughout the industry to boost their value. In this specific case, Yahoo didn't realize that microsoft would back down.

 
 

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Re: Yahoo sellout
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2008, 09:57:39 PM »
In short: if Microsoft's long term goal as a company is to compete with Google in search marketing and web advertising then maybe it was a good idea.

If they're trying to stay on top of the software market as it evolves, there are far, far better ways for them to spend $30 billion.

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Re: Yahoo sellout
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2008, 02:31:17 AM »
In short: if Microsoft's long term goal as a company is to compete with Google in search marketing and web advertising then maybe it was a good idea.

If they're trying to stay on top of the software market as it evolves, there are far, far better ways for them to spend $30 billion.
i agree, but there are some fiercely loyal yahoo users and i guess they felt it was worth 30 bill to buy those users