With Microsoft going behind Yahoo's back and straight to their investors, and Yahoo repeatedly blowing Microsoft off, it seemed unlikely that a friendly get together was in the works. And yet, it has been reported that recently executives from both companies managed to get together, signs that they may be coming to a peaceful arrangement.
Does that necessarily mean Yahoo is ready to sell? Of course not, but if it is Yahoo's intention to get more money out of Redmond, they are better off playing nice. Still, Yahoo has been looking for alternatives. Last week, Microsoft sweetened the deal they initially offered by making it an all-cash deal instead of a cash and stock mix. What will Microsoft do if Yahoo continues to stonewall, sell to another company, or decide to do nothing altogether? I hope they have a better business plan for taking on Google than buying up other companies.