Planets begin to align in Yahoo deal

If Yahoo acquires AOL, that would also bring Bebo into play. The resulting search/social combo would have to interest Google, given its OpenSocial plans. Meanwhile, NewsCorp is trotting its MySpace social network Microsoft’s way to help them sweeten their own offer. Either way, Google or Microsoft would round out their social offerings nicely, while increasing their user base and search capacity. Stay tuned.

In Another Surprise Twist, AOL-Yahoo Deal Said to Be Close At Hand

Things are moving fast in the Yahoo-Microsoft drama. All the different forces are aligning for an endgame. The latest twist: The WSJ is reporting that Yahoo is close to signing a deal to combine with AOL.

This at the same time that Yahoo is doing a limited test to place Google ads in its search results. Meanwhile, News Corp, which Yahoo once hoped would be its white knight, is said to be turning on Yahoo and talking to Microsoft about joining its bid. Obviously a lot of balls are up in the air right now, and anything is possible.

Published in: on April 10, 2008 at 2:28 pm  Leave a Comment  

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