Microhoo or Screw You? - Yahoos Option 1
1. Deal with News Corp.
Several reports suggested Yahoo and Rupert Murdoch's money machine were considering a tie-up. News Corp. would take a 20 percent or greater stake while Yahoo would take MySpace and run with it. Flickr, del.icio.us and MySpace could make a powerful social networking trifecta.
Since the ink dried on Microsoft's original $44.6 billion purchase offer for Yahoo on Jan. 31, Yahoo has been turning every which way for help, wheeling and dealing to avoid becoming the rival software giant's lunch. Here are some scenarios-