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Yahoo - Microsoft talks off Just announced on Fox News Tropical Island
Just heard that the talks with MS are canceled & that there may be a new partnership over advertising with Google.
Here's an article on the topic:
Yahoo Inc said on Thursday that talks with Microsoft Corp on a partnership or other type of deal have concluded without an agreement, sending Yahoo shares down 13 percent. Sources familiar with the matter said Yahoo is close to a search deal with Google Inc instead.
Yahoo shares sank to $22.68 on news of the talks breaking apart and the potential Google deal, reported by the Wall Street Journal and the TechCrunch blog. Google rose 0.6 percent at $548.18, while Microsoft rose 3 percent at $28.02.
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I think its ok - Yahoo have some strong future plans which looks good, they dont need any kind of Merger or buy up. ebound
Until next week when they resume talks. sem4u
I don't think that the shareholders would be too happy!
They do have some new things coming out, but maybe focusing on search (organic and paid) would be a good idea.
I can't wait until my adwords traffic increases by 30 percent. Yahoo's ppc offerings are a joke. From a web marketers perspective this will be great, at least in the short term. weeks
Yes, I'm hoping for a Y>G deal on ads as well, and if G will take over Y's search, that would be fine for me (personally) as well.
I'm one of the few people I know here @ WW that knows someone who uses Yahoo's ads instead of Adsense. And it's terrible for them. (They are Google haters. It goes back a looooooong way.)
looks like a done deal [ ...]
bye bye Y!SM for all intense purposes. From the article I read it said $800m a year income... can than be right... ?
It's not going to help their search traffic - it's not going to help their strategy just put a few dollars in the bank short term.