Keep and eye on: Microsoft, Yahoo still talking?
Reuters tech correspondent Georgina Prodhan reports on Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer out of CeBIT in Hanover, Germany defending the price and value of its estimated $42 billion offer to buy Yahoo.
He also insinuates the two companies have engaged in “dialogue.”
“There’s been a range of dialogue and there’s a range of alternatives being considered. I think it’s best for me not to get into the detail,” Ballmer said.
Is that a real past tense, or could that dialogue still be taking place? No word yet on a potential proxy battle.
Our suggestion? Please start talking before Ballmer karate chops (see right) your company.
Keep and eye on:
- Beth Comstock, NBC Universal’s integrated media boss, is expected to return to General Electric to head marketing and digital. (New York Post)
- IAC dumping Teoma search technology? Nope. (Reuters)
- Virgin Media is reviewing its portfolio of programming channels to set up a potential auction. (Sunday Times)