by Mike Masnick
Mon, Jul 7th 2008 9:48am
It's the merger story that never dies. Despite however many times that Yahoo and Microsoft have insisted that any potential deal between the two companies is over and done with (despite trying a few times), there's indications (once again) that Microsoft isn't out of this yet, and could potentially come back in and do a new deal if Carl Icahn gets the board slate that he wants. Again, though, it seems like Icahn's talkative nature actually devalued the deal a bit. In talking about how much he wants to sell Yahoo (if he gains control over it), he's making it that much easier for Microsoft to buy at a lower price than otherwise. It's difficult to see how that's possibly in Icahn's own best interests. Still, the longer this goes on, the more of a mess it becomes -- and the happier Google gets.
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