Yahoo! still single and looking!

Several months after initial agreement and testing, Google all of a sudden decided it’s too much of a hassle to fight for the Yahoo-Google advertisement deal, and simply decided to walkaway. This coming after Google was directly trying to talk Yahoo! out of Microsoft acquisition at $33 a share seems like a fiance walking away after taking away the girl from her ex-boyfriend, and now Yahoo! are re-opening the door to Microsoft talks, however with their stock price down to $14.53!


Google are usually tough in those legal battles, like when they snapped DoubleClick against all odds, or like when they stood against handing over their customer query logs. So I wonder what made them change their mind at this time. Is it that they no longer fear Microsoft acquisition? Are they relaxed now that Yahoo! stock has fallen so hard there is no way they will sell right now? Is it the fall of Yahoo profits 64% as opposed to 31% increase in last quarter profits for Google. Perhaps this’s made it a bad looking match. Or is it really true Google have just now awakened and saw it too tough to take and no longer worth it.


At all rates, Google have stabbed Yahoo! in the back hard and at a time that just couldn’t be worse, making Yahoo! now turn back begging for past love. If such an acquisition happens, perhaps only then Google would regret.

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  • MacaholiQ8

    Of all companies I think Google would never regret a thing with its current state, not to mention seeing/making its only true rival begging around for adopters.

  • Bashar

    MacaholiQ8: You maybe right here, but I’m thinking about what Google had done to themselves in the future. Possible acquisition of Yahoo! and thus forming a competitive search market, not that I would use it. Also, Yahoo! would hesitate a lot next time before making any deal with Google. Maybe they don’t need one right now, but you never know what could happen.

    Let’s see how it goes.

  • MacaholiQ8

    Seems like Yahoo! are screwing themselves over and over again…

  • tone Health

    I think Yahoo made its own situation like this and the economy also helped in getting it worse. If any how it can just hang on and get some better products in the meanwhile then it can catch the market.

  • Bashar

    MacaholiQ8: Yeah, like girl who has no one interested anymore :P

    tone Health: Your points absolutely valid. Strange thing is however, Yahoo already has good enough products and they are just failing to execute them properly.