Yahoo, Google Discussing Options

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There’s been tons of coverage over the weekend about Microsoft’s $44.6 billion takeover bid for Yahoo. It’s increasingly looking like this will be a heated three-way battle between the industry’s largest companies. Here are some of the more interesting links:

  • Yahoo May Consider Google Alliance: Yahoo management is considering revisiting talks it held with Google several months ago on an alliance as an alternative to Microsoft’s bid.
  • Google Offers to Help Yahoo: Google CEO Eric Schmidt called Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang to offer his company’s help in any effort to thwart Microsoft’s bid, the Journal says.
  • Yahoo and the Future of the Internet: Google asserts that a Microsoft-Yahoo combination would raise “troubling questions” for regulators.
  • Microsoft’s Response to Google: Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith notes that Google “is the dominant search engine and advertising company on the Web.”

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.