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Yahoo Tries to Woo Facebook With $900 Million 108

Krishna Dagli writes writes to mention a New York Times article on Yahoo!'s attempt to buy Facebook. Their current standing offer is $900 Million, with the deal including a degree of autonomy for the site and founder Mark Zuckerberg still in charge. From the article: "When Viacom offered $750 million for Facebook in January, he asked for $2 billion and was rebuffed, according to a person involved in the negotiations. Now, he remains undecided about the latest offer, made in the last few weeks by Yahoo. That offer, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, was confirmed yesterday by two industry executives, one briefed on the deal by Facebook and the other by Yahoo. Both spoke on the condition of anonymity because the negotiations are continuing."
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Yahoo Tries to Woo Facebook With $900 Million

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday September 22, 2006 @04:40PM (#16163312)
    It's going to be hilarious when this latest fad gets old...

  • by Plutonite ( 999141 ) on Friday September 22, 2006 @08:10PM (#16164321)
    I dunno, I'm just confused. What's the difference between $900 million and $1500 million? Or $2000 million? Or 5000?

    What goes on inside people's minds when they are debating this sort of shite?

    [CEO Thought Bubble]: $1 Billion dollars means a baseball team, 2 small Islands and a nice fleet of cars and jets. Probably enough remaining in stocks for a comfortable living and the odd shopping spree.

    [devil]But 2 we're really talking. Just think of the possibilities. More celebrities to screw, 3 times the number of cars possible. Maybe another Island off the Brazilian coast. Plus, 1 is a small number. Insecure, ya know. 2 is plain solid. Go for 2. 2 billion dollars man. 2 f*cking billion. [/devil]

    [angel] If they say no you won't have much to screw, will ya cowboy. 1 billiondollars ought to be enough for anybody. IF you ask for more, you should and will go to hell[/angel]

    [/CEO Thought Bubble]

    CEO: Give me time to think, please. You can't rush this kind of decision.

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