Microsoft to acquire Yahoo for $50 billion?

Posted on Friday, May 04 2007 @ 18:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The hottest rumour of the moment is that Microsoft has entered negotiations to acquire Yahoo. Forbes claims Microsoft may offer the search engine firm as much as $50 billion.
Microsoft currently trails both Yahoo and Google in the lucrative and growing business of Web search.

Google won a search advertising deal with AOL in 2005 that the Post said Microsoft wanted. In addition, Google is developing Web-based software that directly competes with Microsoft Office.

Unnamed sources in the Post story said Microsoft's latest approach to Yahoo, one of many it has reportedly made over the years, signals increased urgency.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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