Microsoft, Yahoo Explore Alternatives

Schachter, Ken
July 2008
Red Herring;7/3/2008, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on the alternatives being explored by Microsoft and Yahoo due to the lack of a definite direction for Microsoft's bid for Yahoo. Yahoo is said to be continuing discussions with Time Warner about a possible merger with its AOL unit. Also, Microsoft is reported to be in talks about a hookup with Time Warner as well as Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., the parent of social network MySpace. Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has mounted a proxy fight to unseat Yahoo's nine-member board to dislodge chief executive Jerry Yang.


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