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Murdoch Wants to Swap MySpace for 25% of Yahoo

3:01 pm on Jun 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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RUPERT Murdoch's News Corporation is discussing swapping internet site MySpace for a 25 per cent stake in Yahoo Inc, The Times newspaper in London has reported.

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Is MySpace worth 25% of Yahoo?
1:00 pm on June 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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News Corp explores swap of MySpace site for Yahoo! stake [business.timesonline.co.uk]

Don't know if I caught it first... but according to the Times, Ruport Murdoch is looking to take a huge stake on Yahooo in exchange for giving it MySpace.

A deal would demonstrate a remarkably swift return on News Corpís investment in MySpace, which it acquired for $580 million in summer 2005.

Mind you, the Times IS Rupert Murdoch, so no deal done yet!

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A thread was started on it yesterday morning in the other forum:


MySpace is a huge legal headache, how would it be worthwhile Yahoo to get involved in that? Where's the percentage with the kind of outlay for legal expenses?

[edited by: Marcia at 10:33 pm (utc) on June 21, 2007]