Not exactly reassuring…
Yahoo and AOL combined could save as much as $300 million to $500 million a year with workforce reductions and real estate savings, said Sachin Shah, an analyst with ICAP Corporates LLC in Jersey City.
A transaction that values AOL at about $6 billion would make sense for Yahoo, assuming AOL can continue to receive payments from its Internet-search partnership with Google, Lindsay said. Google agreed to pay $1 billion for 5 percent of AOL in 2005.
Seems Google and/or Microsoft have key roles in every feasible Yahoo! permutation