Comments on: Yahoo – jilted lover or masterful tactician? http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/05/06/yahoo-jilted-lover-or-masterful-tactician/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Nic Fulton http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/05/06/yahoo-jilted-lover-or-masterful-tactician/#comment-346990 Tue, 06 May 2008 15:36:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/05/06/yahoo-jilted-lover-or-masterful-tactician/#comment-346990 I think that Microsoft needs Yahoo for a lot more than $33/share, although that might be all that Yahoo is worth. Perhaps Yang’s really saying:

“Look Steve (Balmer), I know we’re only worth $33, but that’s based on external measures. We’re worth a lot more than that to you so you can save the company – what with Vista, no real Internet-app story, and a flailing consumer presence with MSN. Come on, pay the money and stop trying to get a great deal. You bought that damned web analytics company for a far higher multiple, what with going cheap with us?”

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By: Yeshua http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/05/06/yahoo-jilted-lover-or-masterful-tactician/#comment-346883 Tue, 06 May 2008 07:47:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/05/06/yahoo-jilted-lover-or-masterful-tactician/#comment-346883 Sometimes you have to be prepared to walk away from a deal in order to get the deal you want.

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By: NoWhereNear http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/05/06/yahoo-jilted-lover-or-masterful-tactician/#comment-346859 Tue, 06 May 2008 05:12:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/05/06/yahoo-jilted-lover-or-masterful-tactician/#comment-346859 You never know which way the wind bow in a high profiling deal such as this one. While Terry Yang indeed did what he claimed to get more out of Microsoft or he’s trying to cover his own butt. Either way this will go down to the history book and we would never know for sure.

I think Microsoft will come back at $34 if not higher. Yang takes it. Case over.

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By: jimmy slim http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/05/06/yahoo-jilted-lover-or-masterful-tactician/#comment-346850 Tue, 06 May 2008 03:15:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/05/06/yahoo-jilted-lover-or-masterful-tactician/#comment-346850 seems most likely that after Yahoo’s stock drops now that their management has clearly demonstrated their incompetence and/or ignorance of their duty to shareholders, MS will come back and buy Yahoo for under $30/share. Yang will personally lose over a billion dollars from the $33/share price and go down in history as one of the best innovators ever with the worst business sense of all time.

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