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Google is exploring the possibility of helping to finance a possible deal by others to acquire Internet search company Yahoo, according to a report published by the Wall Street Journal on Saturday.
Yahoo is a lame horse
Why does Yahoo need to sell? They have ~$2.1 billion in cash and short-term investments. About 20% of the revenue drops to profit. So why sell?
Yahoo's relationships in China would be of interest to Google.
I believe there's still some possibility of them rising from the ashes.
Except Apple :) But they never lost their kewlness; Yahoo! has.
They may in fact fail
no-one will risk - and big risk - millions on Yahoo! for nostalgic reasons.
A person or group with really serious money and a flare for risk should buy a controlling interest in Yahoo AND AOL (could probably get them at a bargain), integrate the two, bring in a Steve Jobs level visionary (if there are any left), hire the very best cutting-edge managers, designers & programmers, eliminate redundancy and deadwood, hire the most innovative PR firm, and do a full frontal assault on Google. Get in their face every day. Make it a war ~ the press would love it, like Apple & MS in the old days. Things would get very interesting very fast. It won't happen, but oh man, would I love to see it....