Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday November 23, 2011

Microsoft Signs NDA To Look At Yahoo's Books?

Noooo! Don't do it's a trap! The software giant should consider itself lucky they didn't end up buying Yahoo back when it made that $44B bid a few years ago.

Microsoft's interest in Yahoo today is likely focused on ensuring that the search and ad deal remains intact. If the company ultimately bids for Yahoo, it would likely be in concert with another buyer or buyers. The Times reports that Microsoft held talks with potential partners including a consortium led by Silver Lake and the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board. Microsoft declined to comment on the report, and Yahoo didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.