Yahoo! watchers wonder if deal is afoot

October 31st, 2006 by Barry Caplan | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Yahoo! watchers wonder if deal is afoot

Yahoo and Ebay together? We have heard the rumors and seen the small deals between EBay and Google – since when did EBay become the prettiest sister in Silicon Valley’s “Entertainment Division”? This is not your father’s Oldsmobile indeed…/Barry

Fortune magazine is reporting that Yahoo! has made overtures to Time Warner about a possible purchase of AOL. The report has given rise to speculation about the future of Yahoo! Though the portal is still very popular with users, investors and advertisers are more bullish on rival Google. Some analysts are advocating either a purchase of AOL, a sale to Microsoft or a merger with eBay as possible ways to resize the company and make it an indomitable force in the interactive marketplace. CNNmoney.com/Fortune (10/28)

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