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Yahoo Founder Looking to Take Company Private

Delisting could buy space for former online leader

(Newser) - Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang is warming to a deal with private equity investors that would take the iconic Internet player private, reports Reuters . Among the rumored buyers—Chinese online giant Alibaba, Microsoft, and Bain Capital. Experts say going private could solve pressures coming from the market, where investors have punished... More »

AOL Weighing Yahoo Takeover

Private equity in talks to engineer 'reverse merger'

(Newser) - Takeover rumors are swirling around Yahoo again. AOL is in talks with several private equity firms over a possible "reverse merger" between the two Internet giants that would see AOL chief Tim Armstrong heading up the combined company, insiders tell the Wall Street Journal . One scenario being considered is... More »

In Q1, Yahoo Beats Estimates

Positive numbers may translate into leverage against Microsoft

(Newser) - Yahoo posted an increase in net income and reported sales that beat estimates in the first quarter, the company reported today. The jump in profit to $542.2 million translates to 37 cents per share, up from 10 cents a share a year ago—a number reflecting a onetime $401... More »

Alibaba Nearly Triples Price After IPO

Chinese B2B site is largest e-commerce offering since Google

(Newser) - Chinese business-to-business platform Alibaba held its IPO on the Hong Kong stock market today, nearly tripling in share price in first-day trading. The company raised $1.5 billion (US) by selling just 17% of its shares. "I think Alibaba's share price is way ahead of its fundamentals; I think... More »

Web Biz Alibaba Launching Record IPO in China

Operation links buyers to Chinese manufacturers

(Newser) - Alibaba, the business-to-business service that links small and mid-sized Chinese manufacturers to customers around the world, is expected today to announce what will likely be the biggest Internet IPO  in Chinese history. Analysts expect the world's most-visited import/export site to pull in an estimated $1.3 billion from Hong Kong... More »

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