Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Microsoft, News Corp. In Serious Talks on Yahoo - WSJ.com

This is getting ridiculous...

News Corp. is in serious talks with Microsoft Corp. over a joint bid for Yahoo Inc., people familiar with the situation said Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Yahoo and Time Warner Inc.'s AOL are closing in on a deal to combine their Internet operations, a move that could thwart Microsoft's effort to acquire Yahoo, people familiar with the matter said.

The possible Yahoo-AOL tie-up is part of a threefold plan by Yahoo to present shareholders with an alternative to Microsoft's unsolicited offer. Yahoo would also propose repurchasing billions of dollars of its own shares and is negotiating with Google Inc. about an advertising tie-up. On Wednesday, Yahoo announced a short-term test under which it will carry search advertising from Google.

Microsoft, News Corp. In Serious Talks on Yahoo - WSJ.com

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