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Microsoft Bids For Yahoo - Complete Coverage Of Possible Merger

  • Shareholder Query Prompts Board Vote Recount Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 5:43 PM ET
    Yahoo Headquarters

    The company is recounting the shareholder vote for its board of directors after discovering that a tabulating firm failed to register the opposition of a major investor.

  • Boone Pickens Sells Entire Yahoo Stake Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 12:58 PM ET
    Boone Pickens

    The Texas billionaire unloads 10 million shares of the company, citing frustration over the way management handled the Microsoft situation.

  • Ballmer Backs Web Expansion, 'Done' With Yahoo Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 9:56 PM ET

    Chief Executive Steve Ballmer on Thursday defended Microsoft's need to make heavy investments in its Internet businesses but said the company was "done," for now, with pursuing Yahoo.

  • Icahn Is In, Microsoft Is Not Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 11:17 AM ET

    The analysts I'm talking to this morning seem to indicate that Yang really had no choice but to get this ugliness with Icahn settled prior to the shareholder meeting. If there's frustration out there, it's that Yahoo's board couldn't come up with a way to get this settled earlier than two weeks before the meeting.

  • Yahoo Stays On Message, Earnings Change For The Worse Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 6:33 PM ET

    The company holds to its 2008 outlook, despite a drop in second-quarter earnings. and says it is will continue to look at possible transactions, says CEO Jerry Yang.

  • Microsoft Ends Courtship Sunday, 4 May 2008 | 9:13 AM ET

    A flurry of last-minute talks between the heads of the  companies preceded Microsoft's decision  to end its bid for Yahoo.

  • Yahoo: News Corp on Call; Legg Mason Helps Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 10:36 AM ET
    Yahoo Center

    Yahoo is unlikely to get into a bidding war over AOL with Microsoft because if Microsoft gets in the way, Yahoo could instead renew talks over News Corp's Web properties, a person with knowledge of the plans said Thursday.

  • Microsoft Stunned by Yahoo's Snubs Sunday, 4 May 2008 | 6:00 PM ET
    Jerry Yang

    With Microsoft now walking away from its unsolicited bid for Yahoo, new details are emerging as to just how bizarre these negotiations -- or lack thereof -- have been since Microsoft first made the deal public three months ago.

  • Timeline of a Busted Deal Saturday, 3 May 2008 | 11:41 PM ET

    A chronology of events leading to Microsoft's  decision to abandon its offer for Web search and advertising competitor Yahoo:

  • Ballmer's 'Goodbye' Letter to Yahoo's Yang Saturday, 3 May 2008 | 9:07 PM ET

    The following is the letter sent by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang

  • Microsoft Withdraws Offer to Acquire Yahoo Saturday, 3 May 2008 | 11:40 PM ET

    "We continue to believe that our proposed acquisition made sense for Microsoft, Yahoo! and the market as a whole," said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

  • Yahoo Set to Reject Microsoft, But Should It? Sunday, 10 Feb 2008 | 1:55 PM ET
    Yahoo

    Yahoo will make public a letter from its board of directors Monday morning before the US stock market opens rejecting Microsoft's $31 hostile bid for the company as "massively undervalued," sources tell me.

  • What Should Yahoo Do? Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 | 3:12 PM ET
    Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    Microsoft's proposed acquisition of Yahoo would marry the world's biggest software maker with a leading Internet media company, shaking up the online market.

  • Is It Too Late for Yahoo? Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | 8:52 AM ET

    Can Yahoo thrive as an independent company?

  • Microsoft/Yahoo Deal Poses Antitrust Issues: Google Sunday, 3 Feb 2008 | 3:16 PM ET

    Google Inc fired back Sunday at Microsoft's $44.6 billion bid to acquire Yahoo, accusing Microsoft of seeking to extend its computer software monopoly deeper into the Internet realm.

  • Microsoft/Yahoo Merger Could Shake Up Web Market Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 11:31 AM ET
    Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    Microsoft's proposed acquisition of Yahoo would marry the world's biggest software maker with a leading Internet media company, shaking up the online market.

  • I've gotten ahold of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's internal memo he emailed to the troops this morning about his plans to spend $45 billion in a hostile bid for struggling search stalwart Yahoo. (Thanks for sending. You know who you are!)

  • Microsoft Goes "Hostile" In Search For Yahoo Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 8:52 AM ET

    Microsoft's take-out play for Yahoo is a stunning move by the world's largest software maker, even though rumors of a deal have been swirling for the better part of a year. The 62 percent premium Microsoft is willing to pay for Yahoo, valuing the deal at a shade under $45 billion, shows just how serious--and just how frustrated--Microsoft has become with Yahoo.

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  • Microsoft Stunned by Yahoo's Snubs Sunday, 4 May 2008 | 6:00 PM ET
    Jerry Yang

    With Microsoft now walking away from its unsolicited bid for Yahoo, new details are emerging as to just how bizarre these negotiations -- or lack thereof -- have been since Microsoft first made the deal public three months ago.

  • Ballmer's Competitive Zeal Was Key to Yahoo Chase Sunday, 4 May 2008 | 3:59 PM ET
    Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer.

    For now, it seems Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has kept his passionate side in check in choosing to walk away from ahostile Yahoo offer.

  • Amid the news that Microsoft spacer won't raise its bid, and therefore Yahoo spacer won't discuss a deal, there's word now that Microsoft may walk from the deal all together. Hmmmm, can you say saber rattling? The suggestion of a Microsoft walk-away made headlines...

  • Microsoft Sees No Reason to Raise Yahoo Bid Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 2:52 AM ET

    Microsoft sees no reason to increase its bid for Yahoo, two months after it made a $44.6 billion offer to buy the Internet company, people familiar with Microsoft's plans said on Monday.

  • Microsoft stock is heading south with the market, but it's also under pressure because the street clearly expects it to up the ante in its bidding for Yahoo! Yahoo! today didn't slam the door on a Microsoft deal when it issued a terse release on the offer

  • Yahoo Set to Reject Microsoft, But Should It? Sunday, 10 Feb 2008 | 1:55 PM ET
    Yahoo

    Yahoo will make public a letter from its board of directors Monday morning before the US stock market opens rejecting Microsoft's $31 hostile bid for the company as "massively undervalued," sources tell me.

  • What Should Yahoo Do? Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 | 3:12 PM ET
    Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    Microsoft's proposed acquisition of Yahoo would marry the world's biggest software maker with a leading Internet media company, shaking up the online market.

  • Much like Microsoft's attempt to scuttle Google's bid for DoubleClick last year, Google is preparing a team of lobbyists to block or delay Microsoft's planned buyout of Yahoo.

  • Search: Arrogance +: Google Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 12:00 PM ET

    I read and re-read the blogpost from Google Chief Legal Officer David Drummond yesterday -- distracted from the Super Bowl by the words on the screen because I couldn't believe what I was seeing. The real clash of the titans was unfolding -- not on the gridiron, but online.

  • Microsoft/Yahoo Merger Could Shake Up Web Market Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 11:31 AM ET
    Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    Microsoft's proposed acquisition of Yahoo would marry the world's biggest software maker with a leading Internet media company, shaking up the online market.

  • Microsoft Making Its Case For Yahoo Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 10:29 AM ET

    Let the campaigning begin: Microsoft hosted a conference call with the Street and media this morning to talk over its $45 billion dollar hostile bid for Yahoo, making its case not just to Microsoft and Yahoo investors, but to Yahoo employees who might feel tempted to make a bee-line for the exits.

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