Microsoft Bids $44.6 Billion for Yahoo

Yikes!$46,000,000,000 is a lot of simolians

Microsoft said Friday that it has made an offer to buy Yahoo for about $44.6 billion, or $31 a share, in a mix of cash and stock.

The offer represents a 62 percent premium over Yahoo’s closing stock price of $19.18 on Thursday.

If consummated, the deal would redraw the competitive landscape of the Internet consumer services business, where both Microsoft and Yahoo have struggled to compete with Google.

Microsoft said the combination of the two companies would create efficiencies that would save approximately $1 billion annually. The software giant also said that it has an integration plan to include employees of both companies and intends to offer incentives to retain Yahoo employees. [From Microsoft Bids $44.6 Billion for Yahoo]

Yahoo has slowly been buying up various web 2.0 properties that I use, Flickr,,, etc., I don't want Microsoft to suddenly become my overlord. No real reason, I just trust Microsoft with my data much less than I trust Yahoo. I hope this deal falls through.

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