Microsoft rumored to be in talks for Yahoo acquisition financing

Microsoft said to be in preliminary talks to finance Yahoo acquisition.

Published Mon, Mar 28 2016 4:19 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:00 PM CST

We know that Yahoo is in trouble and has decided to sell off its core business (seach, mail, and news sites); what we didn't know was Microsoft is allegedly in talks to be a contributor in the acquisition. Someone familiar with the matter relayed as much to Reuters, and added Microsoft wants to preserve the relationship between the two parties, which have long-running search and advertising agreements. It's also said Yahoo approached Microsoft.

Microsoft rumored to be in talks for Yahoo acquisition financing |

Microsoft declined to comment on the reports.

As it stands, Verizon and Time Inc. (which published People and Time) are the other two companies known to be interested in acquiring Yahoo's core business.

Microsoft's CEO at the time Steve Ballmer attempted to acquire Yahoo in 2008 for $45 billion (the same as its total asset worth now).

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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