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News Microsoft offers to buy Yahoo! for £22.4bn

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 1 Feb 2008.

  1. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    I'm pretty sure that by this point, Microsoft's bank account reads as $/£ ∞
     
  2. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    With that money Microsoft can buy the entire island of Malta 3 times over!

    According to Wikipedia Microsoft made $14.06 billion profit in 2007 so this may be almost 2 years worth of profit to buy Yahoo. Anybody have any figures on how much Microsoft has in their bank?
     
  3. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    At a rough guess, I would say: a lot.
     
  4. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    boggsi New Member

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    lol! too true.

    I'm actually a little scared by this, feels like the internet is getting smaller! Also a little bit worrying, its major companies like Microsoft and Google that keep the internet going, is the town really big enough for both to justify throwing in such phenomenal sums of money? I'm aware Microsoft's main revenue streams aren't internet based, but thats my point, what if they turn tail when this goes horribly wrong and they have to write $6bn in value? (ala 900m write down on ebays purchase of skype) what if the internet as we know it collaspses and it becomes googlenet and microexchange? No fun here ladies and gentleman, get your things and keep moving.
     
  6. widmod

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    good to see some (or should I say a?) competitors to Google but Microsoft?
    "press start to launch the search" :duh:
    or various error messages would put me of

    yahoo please team up with the linux community! :idea:
     
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