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A visual diagram of the epic Microsoft-Yahoo saga

CNET News.com has drawn up a visual diagram of the now-epic attempt of Microsoft to acquire Yahoo. The diagram shows all of the players in the game and where they fit into the fray. Take a look.

CNET News.com (TechRepublic's sister site) has drawn up a visual diagram of the now-epic attempt of Microsoft to acquire Yahoo. The diagram shows all of the players in the game and where they fit into the fray.

Of course, this thing isn't over yet. Who knows who might jump into the game next. Comcast? The New York Times? IAB? There's almost nothing that would surprise me at this point. The Yahoo board did meet over the weekend and is contemplating its next steps, as reported in the ZDNet story "Is AOL a viable option for Yahoo against Microsoft?"

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4 comments
BALTHOR
BALTHOR

There's a crystal on Mars that steers the solar system.Can you beat that one as a bargaining chip!

Shellbot
Shellbot

You seriously need to start writing Sci-fi or Fantasy novels! "There's a crystal on Mars that steers the solar system"...thats a storyline right there :)

Jaqui
Jaqui

there's a monolith on the moon that steers the universe. [ the 1812 overture was used as the sound track for that one, 2001 A Space Oddessy ]

miker
miker

Seems Microsofts bid for Yahoo is a backdoor effort to acquire a stake in AT&T. It would be the final cog in Microsofts "Grand Plan" to have a presence in virtually every home and business in the world. AT&T and Yahoo partner to provide internet/web browser services to millions of homes users.