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    Google buying Yahoo?
    Think Bing will have anything to say about this?

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    Looks like Google is seeking to finance 3rd party deals to help keep regulatory heat off them. Google weighs helping to fund a Yahoo acquisition
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    Microsoft invested $150M in Apple to keep anti-trust concerns at bay. I see this as the same measure by Google.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Hamrick View Post
    Microsoft invested $150M in Apple to keep anti-trust concerns at bay. I see this as the same measure by Google.
    Hmmm. Investing in the competition and buying up the competition are not the same thing...
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    I didn't read it as they were buying it up but rather investing in the equity firms. Will have to read it again.

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    depending on the deal (appoint members to equity firms board and if they get to appoint people to Yahoo's board.. or who gets the voting rights of any shares held by the equity company), and other factors: they could end up effectively controlling it. Down the road .. if the buying company defaults what happens to the ownership? I've seen other deals where there are multipul levels of stock and the voting shares are the only thing that count.. almost anything is possible at this point.

    It should be interesting to see how (and where) this is put together.

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    Google and Yahoo
    This sounds like a conflict of interest type of situation. That is why Google wants Yahoo

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    Google won't get Yahoo....they're probably just driving up the price for MSN.

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    It's surprising how far Google has come. It was the underdog at one point coming behind yahoo. Now, Google is on a buying spree. They were going to buy Groupon as well but got rejected. I think if the youtube guys stayed long enough, they could have increased their profits instead of selling out so quick.

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    So who is going to buy Yahoo? How can you be a hugh company with a reasonable user-base, and NOT make a profit. The CEO should be fired, again!!! In the mean time I am throwing all my money in Yahoo just waiting on a Buy out.....

    What would you do if you owned Yahoo, to make a profit..

    This is what I would do: Turn every link on Yahoo to a PPC model....(Web, News, Images, etc). Partner with affiliates to market search....

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    So Google will have 80% of search share if they buy Yahoo? I really should invest offline as backup, the future looks grim.

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    That would violate anti-trust laws and won't happen. There has been discussion that they might provide equity money through a third party partner to keep Yahoo viable.

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