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Microsoft To Fight Dirty with Yahoo

Hi, reader, what's happening? Like Lumbergh from Office Space, we're playing a little catch-up today, not because we've "lost some people" but because we took the very un-Lumbergh step of not working over the long weekend. As a result, we're writing Tuesday's newsletter on Tuesday and not the day before. So, it'll be short and sweet today.

Convinced that his company -- hey, isn't this guy about to retire? -- offered a fair price for Yahoo, Bill Gates and his charges at Microsoft are launching a fight to gain control of Yahoo's board and grab hold of the company one way or the other.

Yahoo's Chinese partner, meanwhile, might try to block the takeover, which could, apparently, force Microsoft to hand over more money. Ancient Chinese secret, huh? Well, maybe not. But, thanks to Wikipedia for giving us Calgon jingles in about 15 languages. How do we love thee, Internet? We couldn't possibly count the ways.

Posted by Lee Pender on 02/19/2008 at 1:21 PM


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