Microsoft (MSFT) makes a proposal to acquire Yahoo (YHOO) in $44.6 billion deal. Terms: $31 per Yahoo share, with Yahoo shareholders to elect to receive cash or a fixed number of Microsoft shares, with total consideration payable to Yahoo shareholders consisting of one-half cash, one-half Microsoft stock.
Google (GOOG) posts $4.43, vs. $3.91 a year ago, fourth quarter non-GAAP EPS on 51% revenue rise. Investors seem concerned with slower growth in consumer clicks on its ads and higher fees paid to partners, according to the Wall Stree Journal. The company said it expects to continue making "significant" capital expenditures. Separately, there was news that Microsoft announced a bid to acquire Google rival Yahoo.