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I'm writing this at 10 pm ET, which is usually around the time that newspapers break their big stories online from tomorrow's papers. Tonight a funny thing happened. WSJ just reported that Yahoo and AOL were close to brokering a merger that would thwart Microsoft's bid for Yahoo. But NYT also just published their story claiming that Microsoft and News Corp were in negotiations to make a joint bid for Yahoo. The stories don't necessarily contradict each other, but they are clearly written from radically different sources. I say we just merge them all and call it Yahooglenewscorpaolsoft.

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If nothing else, this may end up being one of the most creative business deals ever put down on paper.

And once it's all said and done will take forever to actually happen.

After which, the new company will be worth much less than whatever value they give it now.

Someone (maybe Fred Wilson?) suggested breaking up Yahoo into a bunch of smaller companies. Of course, this makes way too much sense for it to actually happen.

posted by Gavin at 10:27 PM on April 9, 2008

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