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Report: Microsoft weighs another Yahoo acquisition bid

Report: Microsoft weighs another Yahoo acquisition bid

[Update: Bloomberg News reports Microsoft is “nowhere close” to making a Yahoo bid. AllThingsD’s Kara Swisher likewise throws cold water on the idea.]

It’s déjà vu another time — the tech story line that doesn’t appear to need to go away.

Reuters reports this afternoon that Microsoft is considering another acquisition bid for Yahoo, after working right into a wall a number of occasions when it tried to do the identical factor greater than three years in the past.

Quoting a “high-ranking Microsoft govt,” the information service says the corporate hasn’t decided but on whether or not to bid, and notes that the corporate’s executives are cut up over what to do.

Microsoft’s authentic Yahoo bid was unsolicited, and finally undesirable, however Yahoo is now “readying monetary pitch books for potential consumers” at a market worth of $18 billion, in accordance with the report. That’s an extended methods from February 2008, when Microsoft bid more than $44 billion for Yahoo.

The scenario at Yahoo has been more and more in flux since the ouster in September of the corporate’s CEO, Carol Bartz, whose tenure included signing a large-scale search and promoting partnership with Microsoft that features the Redmond firm’s Bing search engine powering Yahoo’s search outcomes.

No remark but from Microsoft on the Reuters report.

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