Microhoo Day 4: In Other News, Microsoft To Borrow To Buy Yahoo & Google Below $500

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We’ve already covered separately big developments in news about Microsoft’s bid to purchase Yahoo. But wait, there’s more! Below, a recap of our stories plus other stories on the subject across the web that cover various angles, including the news that for the first time in its history, Microsoft may borrow money in order to grab Yahoo. Meanwhile, Google’s stock price dips below $500 per share for the first time since last August.

Search Engine Land Stories:

  • Google Objects To Microsoft & Yahoo Wedding; Microsoft Responds — Irony All Around
    Not surprisingly, Google’s not happy about Microsoft’s overture to buy Yahoo. The company has blogged an official statement suggesting that the move will hurt what it calls the underlying principles of the internet: "openness and innovation." Microsoft responds to say it is open and that only the shotgun marriage…
  • Can Google Save Yahoo By Taking Over Search?
    Does Yahoo have any choice but to get purchased by Microsoft? Over the weekend, there’s been much analysis and discussion of other suitors. While Google isn’t seen as an outright buyer, there’s more talk that it could help Yahoo by taking over search ads in various counties, with reports…
  • Microsoft’s Prize: Big Yahoo CPMs, Largest Display Share
    On Friday comScore put out ad publisher site rankings. Unsurprisingly, Yahoo ranked as the top site with just under 19 percent of US online display advertising. MediaPost took this data and further analyzed it, finding that Yahoo enjoys the industry’s highest CPM rates at $12.65, more than $4 higher than…
  • IAC Troubles, Ask.com And Post-Yahoo Search Share
    The New York Times and Wall Street Journal both report on the legal battle for control of IAC’s board and thus the company itself. It’s not pretty, and IAC claims that it’s impeding the company’s ability to effectively operate. The legal fight arguably prevents IAC from making any sort of…
  • A Local Look At Microsoft’s Bid For Yahoo
    Last Friday, shortly after the Microsoft bid for Yahoo was made public, Danny and I had an opportunity to discuss the proposed acquisition with Yusuf Mehdi, senior vice president of strategic partnerships for Microsoft. Our questions to Mehdi often returned to post-acquisition "integration" issues. I brought up local, maps…
  • Yahoo! Addresses The Troops (And So Does Microsoft)
    With all the furor about Microsoft’s potential acquisition of Yahoo!, how do the Yahoo! employees feel about the possibility? Top Yahoo! execs addressed employees on Friday and followed it up with a company-wide email. The email emphasizes that the bid was unsolicited, that no decisions have been made, and…

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Related Topics: Channel: Industry | Microsoft & Yahoo Search Deal | Microsoft: Business Issues | Yahoo: Business Issues


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