Yahoo: Time for Bold Moves?

To repel Microsoft's takeover bid, the Internet giant's options include outsourcing to Google, finding another buyer, or private equity

Let's face it: In all likelihood, Microsoft (MSFT) will end up acquiring Yahoo! (YHOO) for a few billion dollars north of the $44.6 billion the software giant offered in an unsolicited bid on Feb. 1. But it's not a done deal yet. And Yahoo co-founder and Chief Executive Jerry Yang made it very clear in a memo to employees that he's serious about looking at alternatives. "Microsoft's proposal is one of many options that we're evaluating," he wrote shortly after the bid was announced.

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