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MSFT-YHOO-GOOG: The Ball-and-Chain Weekend

All reports lead to this weekend, or maybe not; the game continues. As the Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) deadline for a hostile takeover ends today, the Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) board may meet this weekend to decide on the next course of action. Meanwhile, will Microsoft walk away from the deal? Will the increasing internal opposition lead it to change its mind?

Meanwhile on the Google-Yahoo front, Google (NSDQ: GOOG) won’t run into regulatory issues because it would be “non-exclusive” and falls short of an outright merger, reports Reuters (NSDQ: RTRSY), citing sources. It thinks the deal is not be any different than its deals with AOL (NYSE: TWX) and IAC/InterActiveCorp.

One Response to “MSFT-YHOO-GOOG: The Ball-and-Chain Weekend”

  1. Hi,

    We all know that the advertising space on the internet is still quite young when compared to other media. But its possibilities are enormous and the major players will want to grab the lion's share.
    I only hope that the competent authorities prevent a disguised monopoly.
    I trully to not wish to see things like on futuristic novels/movies, as crowd influence. Something that is probably more near than many of us think.