Now, I was so hesitant to bring you this news, so very hesitant, but there is a serious rumour doing the rounds that the longest courtship since Dickensian days is back on. Yes, it looks as if Microsoft and Yahoo! are round the table again and if you don’t believe me, just take a look at Yahoo!’s share price.
There’s a billion and one titbits coming out of the main rumour as to exactly how it’s all going down but the headline is that it sounds as if Microsoft is playing some serious hardball when it comes to the price per share.
Yahoo! is reported to have suggested a figure of $31 – below Microsoft’s original offer all those weeks ago – but Ballmer and his boys are sensing blood which is exactly what they intend to squeeze from the Yahoo! board under serious pressure from their shareholders.
I’m starting to get the impression that this deal is going to happen eventually but it may go down as one of the most public and media divisive negotiations in history. Well, that and the deal for Cristiano Ronaldo.
(via Tech Crunch)