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News Microsoft responds to Yahoo!'s rejection

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 12 Feb 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    It does sound like a "You will be assimilated" speech doesn't it
     
  3. BlackMage23

    BlackMage23 RPG Loving Freak

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    I am reminded of a pic from a few years ago of a Borg with Gate's smile face put on it
     
  4. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Just a bit.
     
  5. Grinch123456

    Grinch123456 New Member

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  6. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    Oh so true. :(
     
  7. Faulk_Wulf

    Faulk_Wulf Internet Addict

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    Hostile takeover? How can Microsoft buy / takeover Yahoo! without Yahoo!'s consent?
    I'm sorry if this is a stupid question, but I'm not familiar with corporate business procedures and tactics.
     
  8. koola

    koola Banned

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    Sounds hostile to me :worried:
     
  9. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    They buy shares and continue to buy shares until they own a majority of the group/company (at least thats the way I think it works).

    but to be honest does Billy Gates need to get any richer he already has a REPORTED fortune in excess of 62 BILLION though he is no longer considered the worlds richest man that now goes in this order

    The five richest people in the world with their net worth (as of October 29 2007)

    1. Mukesh Ambani ($63.2 billion)

    2. Carlos Slim Helu ($62.2993 billion)

    3. William (Bill) Gates ($62.29 billion)

    4. Warren Buffett ($55.9 billion)

    5. Lakshmi Mittal ($50.9 billion)
     
  10. completemadness

    completemadness New Member

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takeover

    was in the last thread, but useful here too :p
     
  11. MonkeyNutZ

    MonkeyNutZ Crysis Fiend

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    I just realized that if you combine both names, it still sounds like "Microsoft"...

    "Myiachrooosoft" Maya-chro-soft
     
  12. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    That way they're guaranteed a win and outright control, but really they just need over 50% of the shares voting on their side. So "Microsoft reserves the right to pursue all necessary steps to ensure that Yahoo!’s shareholders are provided with the opportunity to realize the value inherent in our proposal" means putting an attractive case to the shareholders and getting enough of their votes. Or as the other Mafia might put it, making them an offer they can't refuse. ;)
     
  13. ssj12

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    time for a hostile take over.
     
  14. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    TAKE OUT THE SIEGE WEAPONS!!!!!
     
  15. Sebbo

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    [​IMG]
    :D:D:D
     
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    Shortened it for Microsoft,

    "This is Madness! "
     
  17. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    If you say it as a borg then it actualy sounds hostile too.

    :p
     
  18. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    well yahoo had a chance to make some money but now M$ will just start buying shares up until they are 51% shareholder and take over the company... lol oh well yahoos loss.
     
  19. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    Madness???

    THIS IS YAHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
     
  20. Goos!e

    Goos!e New Member

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    just brings to mind: WTFH don't i have yahoo stocks?

    preferably 1%.. oh what a shame what a shame...


    i still don't get the part : WTF does M$ want Yahoo for anyways? im reading and reading and reading.. and still don't get the point...

    no go away with yer crossplattform user convinience poop... Whats in it for M$?
    Or is it like with really rich people? I can only drive 1 car.. but i need a 2nd? and i can pay cash?

    nobody buys a dead dog....sooo..
     
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