Yahoo reconsiders merger with AOL

by admin February 11, 2008 at 7:39 pm

Anything to thwart Microsoft

Yahoo is reconsidering a merger with AOL in an attempt to avoid being acquired by Microsoft, according to a report in The Times.

Microsoft made its unsolicited offer to buy Yahoo for around $44bn on 1 February.

Yahoo’s board has been meeting to consider the offer and look at alternatives, including the sale of Yahoo’s advertising business to Google or a possible merger with AOL.

Previous talks of a merger between Yahoo and AOL broke down when neither side was able to agree a price.

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