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Analyst: AOL-Yahoo! Merger is Unlikely

Despite reports that AOL hired advisors to explore a possible merger with Yahoo!, analyst Tim Boyd of MKM Partners said the probability of a tie-up happening is "fairly low."

Yahoo! might view AOL's display advertising business as "a bit of an albatross," Boyd explained. Besides, a merger of this size would be "so complex" that it would be very difficult for all parties to agree on how it would happen.

Based in Sunnyvale, Calif., Yahoo! has a robust display advertising business. For that reason, Boyd thinks Google may soon approach Yahoo!'s clients and offer them a lower price. The key question on Yahoo! then, is whether their partnership with Microsoft pay dividends before their core business of display advertising is threatened by Google.

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