The top story on Techmeme
today is a story that has appeared in the New York Post
, Financial Times
and elsewhere that says Microsoft is interested in acquiring Yahoo. The early news stories indicated that Microsoft was once again interested in trying to acquire Yahoo because of Google's recent acquisition
of DoubleClick. The New York Post
article says a $50 billion price tag has been placed on Yahoo buy Wall Street.
There is a lot of buzz about a possible deal but there may not be much to the story at all. Barron's Online blog sums up
a Wall Street Journal article
about the talks this way:
The WSJ story says "Yahoo doesn't appear interested in a major deal with Microsoft, say people familiar with situation."
It sounds like there were talks between the two companies and they are now over and no deal was made. Yahoo's Jeremy Zawodny blogs
that he made an interesting what if
post about a Microsoft-Yahoo scenario a few months ago.