Yahoo Might Merge With AOL, Or Kill Themselves

Yahoo Might Merge With AOL, Or Kill Themselves

In a mildly comical turn of events, the people running Yahoo are apparently trying to patch together a merger with AOL as a sort of "poison pill" move that would make them unavailable for purchase by Microsoft. That seems unlikely, since Google owns a substantial share of AOL, so would likely run afoul of regulatory agencies as a de facto monopoly; Google and Yahoo are number one and number two in search.  Barricading themselves in their offices with hostages seems a possibility if something  else doesn't come along.

Microsoft, whose offer for Yahoo is now worth $41.2 billion, was preparing to escalate its takeover fight by starting a proxy contest next week. But in an effort to delay that move, Yahoo is considering several options, including a plan to postpone its annual meeting, people close to the company said on Tuesday.

The maneuver comes as Yahoo has stepped up merger and joint venture talks with AOL, a unit of Time Warner, these people said.

Microsoft had been preparing to nominate a slate of directors to the board of Yahoo by next Thursday, the deadline for mounting a proxy contest. If Yahoo moves back that deadline back or postpones its meeting, something it could announce as early as this week, the company could buy time to seek out and evaluating alternatives.



Sooner or later the  question has to be asked: If the executives running Yahoo will do anything to avoid being taken over by Microsoft, including things that are in the best interest of nobody but themselves, and they are not serving the interests of their shareholders, shouldn't they be fired? "I hate Microsoft" is the attitude of a cranky blog commenter, not an executive of a multi-billion dollar company.
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How about this, Yahoo merges with yahoo, then they commit a murder/suicide!

 I dislike both companies.

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Wow they turned down M-soft to merge with AOL holy crap, thats like buying a ticket on the titanic... ICE BERG AHEAD ! for yahoo.

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In this market, more than any other in the global economy, the law of the jungle is innovate or die... As we say here in the land of the Patriots and Boston Red Sox, na-nah, nah, nah, hey heyyy goodbye.

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Ugh, AOL.  Yahoo, you can do better.  Even Microsoft is better.

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Well, they don't want microsoft to take over...that much is obvious. Personally I agree with them on that one, microsoft would completely devour yahoo...Probably end up altering their features for the worst. Angry 

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Kamrooz:
Well, they don't want microsoft to take over...that much is obvious. Personally I agree with them on that one, microsoft would completely devour yahoo...Probably end up altering their features for the worst

Ditto....but c'mon AOL?!?!?! T'aint no worse/buggy/slow/horrendous customer support/adware-driven based software/applications out there! Someone tell yahoo to merge with say....ANYONE ELSE

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ice91785:

Kamrooz:
Well, they don't want microsoft to take over...that much is obvious. Personally I agree with them on that one, microsoft would completely devour yahoo...Probably end up altering their features for the worst

Ditto....but c'mon AOL?!?!?! T'aint no worse/buggy/slow/horrendous customer support/adware-driven based software/applications out there! Someone tell yahoo to merge with say....ANYONE ELSE

 

lol..You do have a point. AOL is falt out BAD....and should not be considered...But they are getting desparate >_<. 

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Maybe Yahoo's CEO and Google's CEO should just indian-wrestle to see who should give the other majority share of the company stock..thats probably the most realistic solution in this case

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 better than microsoft screwing up yahoo

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I don't think there would be much 'screwing up' as much as there would be yahoo maybe changing its ads and general appearance.....I am sure you'd see many more Xbox banners and such.

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