Hacienda Heights, CA
this article is BS
i don't see any links to how the bidding went forward. do you not remember that MS put out what seemed like a serious bid on yahoo right when the bidding on the c block was reaching the neutrality stage? why is it so hard to see that google could have been seeing what looked like a liquidity battle looming and decided it couldn't risk the investment? further, the rest of the article is basically blaming google for trying, which is ludicrous. not to mention the fact that while att and verizon have had free rein under the republican presidency and FCC chairmanship, that can all change in a heart beat in november.
basic idea - don't blame the innocent for trying, regardless of whether it was just all talk or not (and you have no evidence it WAS all talk, all you have is a list of winning bidders and google, a company that had to seriously consider fighting a hostile MS takeover of yahoo.
doesn't it even register that it took att and verizon teaming up to beat out what might have been a real effort on google's part?
you're all a bunch of reverse pollyannas. and to boot (or as a result), your analysis is about as superficial as it gets.
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