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2008-07-08 09:00:07

By James Thompson Shares in Yahoo soared yesterday after Microsoft said it would reconsider a takeover bid for the company if the search engine specialist's board is replaced. Microsoft and Yahoo were unable to agree takeover terms earlier this year.

2008-07-08 09:00:07

By Michael Liedtke Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO -- Microsoft Corp.

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2008-07-08 07:50:00

Microsoft Corp. said on Monday that its ready to reconsider multi-billion dollar buyout negotiations with Yahoo, on the condition that a new Yahoo board is selected.

2008-07-08 06:00:15

By PETER RANSCOMBE MICROSOFT last night said it would be willing to reopen talks to buy all or part of Yahoo but only if a new board is elected.

2008-07-08 06:00:05

By Miguel Helft In yet another reversal in its five-month-old pursuit of Yahoo, Microsoft said Monday that it might be interested in negotiating a deal with Yahoo, including an outright acquisition, as long as that company replaced its board of directors.

2008-07-08 06:00:05

By Byron Acohido and Greg Farrell In a move that could bolster billionaire investor Carl Icahn's attempts to remove Yahoo's top directors next month, Microsoft said Monday it might re-enter merger talks if Icahn's slate of directors is elected at an Aug. 1 shareholder meeting.

2008-07-08 03:00:10

By Walmsley, Andrew For the past 11 years, I have sought out my respite from the digital maelstrom on a small Greek island.

2008-07-07 21:00:12

SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Increasing the pressure on Yahoo Chief Executive Jerry Yang, Microsoft on Monday effectively threw its support behind financier Carl Icahn's efforts to unseat Yahoo's board, making a deal between the two companies much more likely.

2008-07-07 09:00:00

NEW YORK, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Carl Icahn today issued the following open letter to Yahoo! shareholders. SECURITY HOLDERS ARE ADVISED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AND OTHER DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THE SOLICITATION OF PROXIES BY CARL C. ICAHN AND HIS AFFILIATES FROM THE STOCKHOLDERS OF YAHOO! INC.


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