Microsoft Offers $44.6B for Yahoo

February 1, 2008
Microsoft Offers $44.6B for Yahoo (AP)
This set of flagpoles sits at one of the entrances to Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Wash., Monday, Oct.19, 1998. Microsoft Corp. offered Friday Feb. 1, 2008 to buy search engine operator Yahoo Inc. for $44.6 billion in cash and stock in a move to boost its competitive edge in the online services market. (AP Photo/Joe Brokert)

(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. has pounced on slumping Internet icon Yahoo Inc. with an unsolicited takeover offer of $44.6 billion in its boldest bid yet to challenge Google Inc.'s dominance of the lucrative online search and advertising markets.

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