Google rumored financing others' bids for Yahoo

Google logoGoogle might be backing a third-party buyout of Yahoo. A source talking to the Wall Street Journal had Google in early talks where it would help fund two or more private equity firms that would buy Yahoo's main business. No formal plan had been outlined, and it wasn't clear if it would go ahead.

Google might run ads on Yahoo's websites, extra tips claimed, but whether that would be part of the bargain for the deal or just an independent request wasn't apparent.

Microsoft, despite conflicting rumors, was also reportedly backing another private equity bid.

Google getting involved as a proxy would be aggressive and also carry risk. The firm is already being investigated by the FTC over possible antitrust abuse by favoring its own data in searches and discouraging or blocking non-Google search on Android. The company has testified to the Senate claiming a neutral stance, but funding a buyout of Yahoo would raise suspicions of an attempt to bring a struggling rival down or prime it for a takeover.

Yahoo has recently said there was no guarantee it would sell itself off, but it's believed to have almost immediately started entertaining the prospects of selling some or all of Yahoo after firing Carol Bartz.

Source: Electronista

Tags: Google, Microsoft, Yahoo

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
The smartwatch is reportedly being released alongside the Galaxy Note9 with some new tech on board
 
Not to be confused with a flip phone which separates the display from the hinge
 
The PCI-SIG has announced that PCIe 4.0 specification is finished
 
The report even mentions that AMD developed the Navi GPU architecture specifically
 
Intel has alreadt started production of XMM 7560 modem chips
 
The Galaxy Note 9 was previously expected to ship with a 3,850mAh battery
 
New update claimed to reduce system stability issues by 20%
 
The new silicon could let Intel design 20-core and 22-core SKUs for the X299 Express chipset
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (10)