Microsoft seen musing over Yahoo acquisition
All options considered in battle against Google
Microsoft has been studying a possible acquisition of the Yahoo! online portal and search engine, according to a report in the business newspaper The Wall Street Journal.
Citing unnamed sources, the paper claims that a faction within Microsoft is lobbying to have the company purchase a stake in search provider, but that such plans currently are on hold.
Yahoo at its current stock price is valued at roughly $45bn and Microsoft would have to pay a premium on top of that for an acquisition to be approved.
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