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Kevin Johnson: Yahoo Offer Fair; Business As Usual; Thinking About Brands; The Culture Thing

Three weeks after Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) launched its bid for Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO), Platform & Services President Kevin Johnson has sent an email to his divisional employees letting them know where things currently stand. For the most part, Johnson basically sticks to the established script: The company believes its offer for Yahoo is fair, and it’s looking forward to eventually sitting down with Yahoo’s board and making things happen. Assuming it can get an agreement out of Yahoo, Microsoft still anticipates a close in the second half of this year, but in the meantime, Microsoft and Yahoo are competitors: “It