Ever since Yahoo snubbed off Microsoft’s $44.6 billion bid to takeover the search engine company, they have tried drastic measures to make sure they are heard.
More recently, the search engine company has been in talks with several large corporations about possible acquisition deals. One of them is Time Warner.
The company team wants to keep Microsoft’s poisonous hands away.
AOL, owned by Time Warner, is another option for Yahoo to merge with. The two international companies could create a new search engine giant to compete with rival Google.
News Corporation, which owns the Wall Street Journal and Fox News, is also active in the talks with the search engine company.
Yahoo and Time Warner had an earlier round of discussions, but talks intensified recently after Yahoo went back to Time Warner to ask for a proposal that it could immediately take to Yahoo directors. Time Warner is finishing that proposal now. The people familiar with the issue say that the companies estimate a savings of about $1 billion in annual costs.
Should Time Warner grab Yahoo, that could be a win for Time Warner Cable, who could then offer Yahoo’s services to its broadband customers .
However, while talks continue among multiple partners, the anonymous sources still seem to strongly think that a purchase by Microsoft is the most likely outcome.