Sunday, October 23, 2011

Yahoo! (not). Google is interested in a competitor.

If there's one word to describe Yahoo!, then "disappointing" would apply.

The company has fallen behind Google as a search engine option. It has struggled to define what it intends to be in the future. And it has had leadership uncertainty. These are among the issues that have led to significant conversations that Yahoo! will be sold.

If that's the case, then Google is said to be interested. The Wall Street Journal explores the possibilities.
Google and prospective partners have held early-stage discussions but haven't put together a formal proposal and Google may end up not pursuing a bid, this person said. It's unclear which private equity firms Google has talked to.
It's the next paragraph in the WSJ story that deserves special attention:
Any deal tying two of the biggest Internet companies would be sure to attract antitrust scrutiny.
The media are sure to concentrate on that angle in the coming days. 

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