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#1 Turi

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 01:13 PM

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7222114.stm

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 01:23 PM

Holy crapcakes with turd toppings! $44 billion?! More 66% higher than Yahoo's current value? MS must have something else up their sleeve. Else they're just getting desperate.

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 01:23 PM

already mentioned in chat, if MS is buying Yahoo - I will change from Yahoo mail to GMail just for that :flowers: . I do not think this is going to happen though. Although shareholders and capitalisation are also in the game :thumbsup: .

-edit- addendum. I would say they are getting desperate as their own product is useless.

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 01:28 PM

Agreed, yourhighness and Amazing Andrew.
I don't think they have any sort of master plan, just scraping the barrel.

Sorry, I don't go into chat so I didn't realise the topic had been discussed.

I wish someone would buy something off me, paying me more than double it's value!
However, all I have of any value (that I know of) is my laptop and I'm not giving it up haha...
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Posted 01 February 2008 - 01:29 PM

It is a shotgun marriage, but the person holding the shotgun is Google
Tim Weber, business editor, BBC News website

Whats to discuss, that just about says it all. :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 01:33 PM

Maybe I'm just not quite American enough (ok so I'm not at all...)
but what is a shotgun wedding??
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Posted 01 February 2008 - 01:49 PM

Google is your friend, :thumbsup:

Shotgun Wedding

Interesting that the original quote was by a person who is probabaly not American either. :flowers:

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 02:05 PM

Oh dear.

Who impregnated who?
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Posted 01 February 2008 - 02:40 PM

'Shotgun Wedding' used in this case is as an analogy. Neither side really wants the other. But separately they can't play in the same league as Google. So they are 'forced' to 'marry' to even compete in the same areas Google dominates. Thereby meaning Google holds the shotgun, because of their sheer dominance. And are forcing Yahoo and MS to 'marry'. Does that help explain that American 'euphemism'?

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 02:55 PM

I got it!! lol
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Posted 01 February 2008 - 04:22 PM

Two advantages for M$FT/Yahoo
1.. It quadruples the number of hits on it's new,combined, search engine instantly. M$St =7%.YHOO =21% total 28%. GOOG still has 66%.
2.. They consolidate their two separate huge server farms. Combining 2 huge farms, M$FT can now reduce the number of machines. A very cost effective move.
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Posted 01 February 2008 - 04:38 PM

The offer price is about as much Bill is worth :thumbsup:
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Posted 02 February 2008 - 01:31 AM

some more reading: Microsoft-Yahoo the mother of all clusterbombs

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