Sorry this site requires JavaScript to be enabled in your browser. See the following guide on How to enable JavaScript in Internet Explorer, Netscape, Firefox and Safari. Alternatively you may be blocking JavaScript with an advert-related or developer plugin. Please check your browser plugins.

Frank Watson’s counterpoint to the New York Post article about companies interested in buying Yahoo! now that it is below $24 a share.

Is the M$ Yahoo buyout imminent?
Comments12 Comments  

Comments

Avatar
from KevinNewcomb 2403 Days ago #
Votes: 0

As always, Frank doesn’t pull any punches. :) Guess it’s time for another round of "MicroYahooSoft" speculation. As Frank notes, it does make the most sense of any potential buyer.

Avatar
from Aussiewebmaster 2403 Days ago #
Votes: 0

Thanks mate... but realistically no one is buying them right now

Avatar
from KevinNewcomb 2403 Days ago #
Votes: 0

We could take up a collection and buy it ourselves, if the stock keeps going down. :)

Avatar
from jimbeetle 2403 Days ago #
Votes: 0

"realistically no one is buying them right now"Yeah, of the players mentioned I think most couldn’t handle it, Microsoft doesn’t really need it and Murdoch, probably the only one who can get away with it, is still digesting MySpace. LBO firms would take half a look and see that there isn’t an easy way to spin anything off.

Avatar
from snipergrunge 2403 Days ago #
Votes: 0

 Yahoo stocks down because people still compare them with Google. It is a big mistake beause Yahoo is only 10% search engine and 90% media - portal company which provides everything. 

Avatar
from emom 2402 Days ago #
Votes: 0

Wish they had lottery winnings that would be big enough for me to buy Yahoo. I’d be the mommy blogger that took down Google 365 days from now. ;)

Avatar
from planetc1 2402 Days ago #
Votes: 0

But if you had the money would you buy Yahoo! or do something else with it?

Avatar
from realestatewebmasters 2402 Days ago #
Votes: 0

Begs the question - how much value is there in being able to call yourself the #2 search engine :)

Avatar
from SlightlyShadySEO 2402 Days ago #
Votes: 0

I think there’s a fair amount, so long as the #2 search engine has more than 20% market share.

Avatar
from Phil 2402 Days ago #
Votes: 0

Sad to see an old giant approach retirement, Jerry must simply console himself in all the money he has lying around, sipping smoothies while remeniscing on days past, when they were the leader in search.

Avatar
from crazycat 2395 Days ago #
Votes: -1

Let’s just see what will happen. Everybody talks about it.

Avatar
from zhoffman 2361 Days ago #
Votes: 0

They should sell out to Microsoft, it will help the industry grow to be better.  And allow for more players to rise in the search engine game.  The only reason Yahoo! has lastest this long is as a result of the Overture (PPC auction system) purchase a few years back.

Upcoming Conferences

Search Marketing ExpoSearch Engine Land produces SMX, the Search Marketing Expo conference series. SMX events deliver the most comprehensive educational and networking experiences - whether you're just starting in search marketing or you're a seasoned expert.



Join us at an upcoming SMX event: