Google offers to help Yahoo

by admin February 4, 2008 at 5:31 pm

Google is trying to ride to Yahoo’s rescue to fend off a $44.6 billion takeover bid of the Sunnyvale Web portal by Microsoft.

Eric Schmidt, Google’s chief executive, called Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang to offer help Friday, just after Microsoft disclosed its $44.6 billion offer, according to news reports.

How would Google help? It’s not entirely clear, other than forging a business partnership of some kind.

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