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3:29 pm on Nov 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Looks like this deal was called off...

Ending our agreement with Yahoo!
11/05/2008 07:00:00 AM
[googleblog.blogspot.com...]

However, after four months of review, including discussions of various possible changes to the agreement, it's clear that government regulators and some advertisers continue to have concerns about the agreement. Pressing ahead risked not only a protracted legal battle but also damage to relationships with valued partners. That wouldn't have been in the long-term interests of Google or our users, so we have decided to end the agreement.

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Very interesting reaction in Yahoo's Stock price to that news!
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Eventually, Google usually gets the math right on cost/benefit analyses.
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Very interesting reaction in Yahoo's Stock price to that news!

Not really. Now one of the major roadblocks for an acquisition by MSFT is gone. Not that Ballmer would be interested any longer (as he realized that integration of YHOO might be next to impossible for numerous reasons). Still some may speculate that it could happen.

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Simply awesome job Jerry and Sue! So very glad I dropped my positions at 30 a share:)
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Not suprised to hear that - the deal was only to buy time and stop Microsoft's takeover, Google achieved its goals but what about Yahoo's shareholders who could have had so much more money? It seems to me Young is going to get fired for this fatal mistake, Microsoft is sure not stupid and won't pay now the amounts they offered - Yahoo will be glad to get over $20 per share.
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well dunno, about time they needed to be stopped its getting out of hand.... i love the traffic, but i think people need a vote, with goog sometimes they are SO wrong.......

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In my opinion, Google realized that the Pandora's box would be open once the government steps in. This is NOT a auction bid system, is a system that has hidden rules that they change how they wish and when they wish, that once the government scrutinized and understood would have been made illegal.
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Ah, the drama continues...

Yahoo tells Microsoft: 'Buy us'
[news.bbc.co.uk...]

"To this day the best thing for Microsoft to do is buy Yahoo," said Mr Yang.

"I don't think that is a bad idea at all, at the right price whatever that price is. We're willing to sell the company," he told a packed ballroom at the Web 2.0 summit in San Francisco.

I was sitting here thinking of my reply when I realized that Nick Wilsdon over at Sphinn summed it up nicely...

Summer offer $33 per share. Current share price under $14. Look on Jerry's face when he realised he blew the sale at the top of the bubble - priceless.
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Yahoo tells Microsoft: 'Buy us'

pageoneresults that news will make Yahoo advertisers a bit concerned!
 

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