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Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang does 180, basically slaps Microsoft in the face

It’s decided – Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang is schizophrenic.

To this day, I have to say that the best thing for Microsoft to do is to buy Yahoo. I don’t think that is a bad idea at all – at the right price, whatever the price is, we are willing to sell the company. We were ready to negotiate, we wanted to negotiate a deal, and we felt that we weren’t that far apart. But at the end of the day, they withdrew and they since have been very clear about not wanting to buy the company.

Dude, Jerry, Buddy. What’s going on over there? Microsoft had expressed more than a fleeting interest earlier this year when it offered struggling internet giant Yahoo a cool $44.6 billion, a 65% premium over the stock price at that time, in a proposed acquisition. At that time, Yahoo did everything it could to squash the deal short of literally driving to Washington and setting fire to Bill Gates’ cat. Now that hindsight is 20/20 and that $44.6 billion is looking pretty damn good, Yang starts pulling these shenanigans in telling the world that he is, and was, all for an acquisition. If Carl Icahn can survive reading this news without having a stroke or hiring a hitman, it’ll be a small miracle.

[Via Mashable]


Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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