Daily SearchCast, Feb. 4, 2008: Microsoft Wants To Buy Yahoo. MICROSOFT WANTS TO BUY YAHOO!

Microsoft wants to buy Yahoo and nothing more, in today's show! I mean, Microsoft wants to buy Yahoo? That's a show's worth of material right there. Caution -- contains rants, screaming and the occasional co-host interruption.

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Stories Discussed In The Show

  • Microsoft Makes $45 Billion Bid To Buy Yahoo
    Microsoft is to bid $31 per share to Yahoo's board of directors to purchase the company, a deal potentially worth $45 billion. Below, more details, some history, and analysis. We'll also keep updating this story, and we'll have a separate post linked from this when the conference call starts....
  • Live Blogging Microsoft's Bid For Yahoo Call
    Microsoft conference call on the Yahoo bid is happening now. I'll live blog rough notes. Greg Sterling will do a formal write-up later....
  • Microsoft Call: "We Love The Yahoo Brand" [But Can The Deal Happen?]
    Danny and I just got off the Microsoft conference call. He's already posted live notes from the call. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said at the outset, "This is a decision I've thought long and hard about. This is the right path for Microsoft and it's the right path for...
  • Microsoft Can Buy Second Place, but Can It Win Race?, Ad Age
  • Q&A With Microsoft On Proposed Yahoo Purchase: 2+2 = #1
    Greg Sterling and I have just finished a short Q&A with Microsoft's Yusuf Mehdi, senior vice president of strategic partnerships, about his company's bid to acquire Yahoo. How does Microsoft plan to integrate Yahoo, if its proposal wins? The plan right now is one more about how the two...
  • MSFT + YHOO: What Would Microsoft Yahoo Look Like?
    So the conference call has happened, and despite saying it has a plan to digest Yahoo, Microsoft didn't share that with the world. Indeed, at one point it was said any plan depended on what Yahoo's leadership would suggest. That means it's time for What If. Some thoughts below...
  • A Local Look At Microsoft's Bid For Yahoo
    Last Friday, shortly after the Microsoft bid for Yahoo was made public, Danny and I had an opportunity to discuss the proposed acquisition with Yusuf Mehdi, senior vice president of strategic partnerships for Microsoft. Our questions to Mehdi often returned to post-acquisition "integration" issues. I brought up local, maps...
  • Microsoft + Yahoo: Recapping Reactions
    Now that we've posted our own five different stories on the Microsoft bid for Yahoo, I wanted to take a spin across what others are writing up. Below, a recap of things I found interesting below. In particular, I've tried to focus on stuff that's got original observations or...
  • Google Objects To Microsoft & Yahoo Wedding; Microsoft Responds -- Irony All Around
    Not surprisingly, Google's not happy about Microsoft's overture to buy Yahoo. The company has blogged an official statement suggesting that the move will hurt what it calls the underlying principles of the internet: "openness and innovation." Microsoft responds to say it is open and that only the shotgun marriage...
  • Can Google Save Yahoo By Taking Over Search?
    Does Yahoo have any choice but to get purchased by Microsoft? Over the weekend, there's been much analysis and discussion of other suitors. While Google isn't seen as an outright buyer, there's more talk that it could help Yahoo by taking over search ads in various counties, with reports...

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