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Why not Buy Google instead of Yahoo?

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5:29 am on Mar 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

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As Google's stock keeps dropping in price, Maybe MSN should take a look at acquiring them,

I know it would never get by the Feds and who knows who holds the majority of the stock. But it would be a wild scenario.

The two behemoths rolled into one! Next stop world domination!...KF :o)

12:32 pm on Mar 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

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12:40 pm on Mar 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

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They can't do it even if capitalisation of Google drops to $1 - everyone seems to have forgotten about peculiar way shareholding is structured in Google - the founders have full control even though they don't have majority of shares. So buying 100% shares on the open market won't result in control of the company.
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Good one Ted!...KF
11:05 pm on Mar 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

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That might go against better business practices but it what if google and mircosoft go head to head after the sale of yahoo check out [webmasterworld.com...]

Computers could end up being hardware with prompts to download OS from the internet.

6:17 am on Apr 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

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why would buying 100% shares not give full control ?
8:59 am on Apr 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Owning majority shares does not give you full control of a company. What gives you the control is the contracts. Majority shareholders get full control by default if there are no contracts to explicitly say who has control.
9:03 am on Apr 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

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ohh so in Google's case the founders have a full control contract?