Report: Google mulling role in possible Yahoo bid - Yahoo! FinanceGoogle is exploring the possibility of helping to finance a possible deal by others to acquire Internet search company Yahoo, according to a report published report by the Wall Street Journal on Saturday.
I don't think regulators would ever authorize such transaction.
You may be right that the regulators may never approve of the transaction. But Google could make a case about Facebook and MSN/Bing being major competitors. However, I don't see the advantage for Google. It would make more sense for them to build their own social/portal.
Google desire to buy Yahoo! may be part of a content strategy since Yahoo! is content rich and Google relies primarily on third party content. Regulators would never (at least in a reasonable world) let Google, with 65% share of US search market, buy one of the two other US search engines of significance. I would be shocked. The real question is what is the intent of Google announcement and what Yahoo! assets are they after.
Yahoo Inc bought interclick inc today for 270 million.
Yahoo attempts right click with interclick buy - Yahoo! Finance
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Go back to the 1990's before google.
Cost a bit to advertising on Yahoo, but damn the traffic was humongous!
At the time, I think my partners and I were paying like $1200 a week for a banner on Yahoo main page.
Made that cost up in the first few hours each week.
It was for an MLM company!
I thought Yahoo was just about broke and have been predicting that they would be bought or out of business within a year or two.
They just spent $270 million to buy a company with some behavioral targeting technology ad tools.
Yahoo Acquires Interclick for $270 Million to Gain Ad Tools
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