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[News] [Rival] Rumour: Microsoft Interested in eBay, Headhunter Icahn Still Clueless

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Rumour: Microsoft Interested in eBay, Headhunter Icahn Still Clueless
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 04:33:55 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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eBay: Stifel Upgrades; MSFT Interest In PayPal/Skype?

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| Is Microsoft (MSFT) interested in taking a stake in eBay’s (EBAY) PayPal and 
| Skype units? 
| Stifel Nicolaus analyst Scott Devitt asserts in a research note this morning 
| that he has “thought it possible for Microsoft to attain an equity ownership 
| interest in PayPal/Skype.” He notes that display ads for Microsoft’s program 
| for providing cash back to consumers who make purchases through MSN have 
| shown up on eBay, and that all of eBay’s fixed price items qualify for the 
| program. He also notes that the cash-back program offers PayPal deposit of 
| refunds.       


Microsoft recently failed with (and shut down) a Craigslist copycat project.

Icahn Considering Merits Of Yahoo, Google Pact

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| "While the Google deal is not the same as an offer of $34.375 per share for 
| Yahoo, I am continuing to study it, and it might have some merit," Icahn said 
| in the report. "I continue to be extremely disappointed with the Yahoo 
| management, but the Google deal might have some merit and seems to be better 
| then the alternative deal proposed by Microsoft."    


Yahoo Investor Urges Deal with Icahn

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| Jackson said his move was aimed at major Yahoo shareholders, including 
| Capital Research, Legg Mason and Vanguard, as well as proxy advisory firms 
| like RiskMetrics and Glass Lewis.  


"Proxy advisory firms". Microsoft probably knows quite a few. That's how it
hires and pays Munchkins, for starters.


Yahoo: Icahn “Manipulates The Facts”

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| The company also says it is “patently untrue” that the company turned down an
| offer of $40 a share from Microsoft and sabotaged the later offer of $33. The
| letter contends that Yahoo’s board “has at all times been focused on
| maximizing shareholder value.”


Is Microsoft Aura Fading?

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| Yesterday's early relief rally reversed, and Microsoft's value has now fallen
| by more than $30 billion since it unveiled its bid for Yahoo on February 1.

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