Posted By Rich Miller On May 4, 2007 @ 9:35 am In Yahoo | Comments Disabled
The New York Post is reporting that Microsoft is pursuing a merger with Yahoo , and has requested formal talks to discuss a deal. These rumors have circulated before, but the market seems to be taking the report seriously. Shares of Yahoo soared 17 percent in early trading.
The implications of a Microsoft-Yahoo combination are huge, and any deal would reportedly be in the $50 billion range. Yahoo’s data center network  includes more than 20 facilities, and any combination with Microsoft’s infrastructure would be a significant component of a joint strategy to take on Google, which makes no secret of its belief that its data centers provide a competitive advantage.
Is it for real, or just the rumor mill run rampant? Time will tell.
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 pursuing a merger with Yahoo: http://www.nypost.com/seven/05042007/business/bills_hard_drive_business_peter_lauria_and_zachery_kouwe.htm
 Yahoo’s data center network: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/yahoo-index.html
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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