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[News] [Rival] New Big Hurdles to Microsoft: Yahoo Runs Away to Murdoch, Investor Objects

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] New Big Hurdles to Microsoft: Yahoo Runs Away to Murdoch, Investor Objects
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 03:23:55 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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Investor says Microsoft's Yahoo offer high enough

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| Money manager Bob Olstein, who owns about 1 million shares of Microsoft, is 
| urging the company to resist pressure to raise its $31 dollar per share offer 
| for Yahoo and to make it an all-cash deal.  


Microsoft's Yahoo bid: News Corp. as white knight?

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| The Journal reports that News Corp. would get as much as a 20 percent stake 
| in Yahoo under the possible deal. On News Corp.'s Feb. 4 conference call, 
| Chairman Rupert Murdoch said the company was "definitely not going to make a 
| bid for Yahoo," essentially ruling out a full acquisition, but not 
| necessarily ruling out a partnership.    
| [...]
| Meanwhile, Reuters reports that money manager Bob Olstein, owner of about 1 
| million Microsoft shares, is urging the company to refrain from raising its 
| Yahoo bid.  


Report: News Corp., Yahoo in talks to fend off Microsoft

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| Yahoo is talking to News Corp. about a combination to fend off Microsoft's 
| advances, according to the Wall Street Journal. 


Microsoft will perish either way (links below), but at least it might not take
Yahoo down /with/ it.


Why Microsoft Should Fret

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| But what if at stake in the battle isn't just Microsoft's position in selling 
| ads, but the very survival of its core software business? Microsoft would 
| never admit that so much is on the line.   


Last week:

Microsoft's Last Big Beat: Internet Domination or Death

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| What can $44.6B USD mean? Well, for Microsoft (MSFT) it may mean the cost of 
| survival. 



Microsoft to partners: It's time to change

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| Aiming to rally its partners around the reality of hosted software, Microsoft 
| Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner told them it was a matter of financial 
| life and death.  


Will Microsoft Survive the Next 10 Years?

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| I am not really an expert in this but when I read all the negative
| headlines and articles I ask myself if Microsoft really will survive
| the next 10 years.
| [...]
| I am pretty sure that the Open Source Community, the new Ubuntu,
| Google and of course Apple are those companies that are ready for
| our century and they will get more and more people that know what
| they really want.


P. Graham: Microsoft is Dead

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| A few days ago I suddenly realized Microsoft was dead. I was talking
| to a young startup founder about how Google was different from Yahoo.
| I said that Yahoo had been warped from the start by their fear of
| Microsoft. That was why they'd positioned themselves as a "media
| company" instead of a technology company. Then I looked at his face
| and realized he didn't understand. It was as if I'd told him how much
| girls liked Barry Manilow in the mid 80s. Barry who?
| Microsoft? He didn't say anything, but I could tell he didn't quite
| believe anyone would be frightened of them.


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