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Another Hat Thrown into Yahoo Ring


According to today’s edition of the Wall Street Journal, another potential Yahoo suitor has entered into negotiations. Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, owners of popular social networking site MySpace, has begun negotiating with Yahoo to combine these two Internet powers. The article mentions that News Corp. could receive a stake in excess of 20% of Yahoo.

In recent weeks, merger and acquisition talks involving Yahoo have included many suiters, including Microsoft (who made a $44.6 billion offer), Google, AOL, and possibly others. These talks have helped push up the value of Yahoo stock over the past couple of weeks. In my opinion, the acquisition talks are a sign of strength for the domain industry, as it shows other companies with Internet experience are bullish on Internet advertising and search. While this ultimately may not be the best for PPC income, I think it shows faith in our industry.

About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.

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Comments (2)


    Just great! That’s all we need is a far right wing guy like Murdoch buying enough Yahoo shares to turn it into the first politically biased search engine. FoxHoo!

    February 14th, 2008 at 7:33 am

    The "G." Man

    I agree with your assesment Elliot and think it also shows faith in Internet Advertising & Search.

    The “G.”
    President of NexMillenia
    “An Internet Pioneer & Digital Media Firm in the NexMillenia!”

    November 12th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

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