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China's Alibaba Group is mulling over a total slurp of Yahoo! for about $25bn, along with private equity partners and Japanese mobile carrier Softbank. Those chatty sources familiar with the matter told Reuters that the group – which would also include Bain Capital and Blackstone Group – had not finalised its bid yet. Jack Ma, …

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Pint

if yahoo gets sold

I expect the name will remain (that's part of what they're buying, after all) but I hope I can rely on ElReg to! keep! with! the! exclamation! marks! thing?

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Anonymous Coward

Sure

If it's funny once, it's got to be funny a couple thousand times.

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And let's face it, it wasn't funny the first time.

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Paris Hilton

Someone with Bigger pockets than MS?

Paris

Sometimes even she knows when the prices is a 'rip-off' and I don't mean clothes.

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Joke

What I know about Chinese hosts

If the deal goes through, Yahoo will be full of poorly-spelled malware.

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Anonymous Coward

Yahoo?

Ya who?

Is this the 90's again?

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Anonymous Coward

Ya who?

Dunno, I had to google it to find out.

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Yahoo = ?

What exactly would they get buying Yahoo? 10 million email addreses, Flickr and a search engine nobody uses?

Seriously, I am interested to know what exactly they get for $25bn.

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Facepalm

Ali Baba and the forty thieves?

Who was the genius in China who came up with that name?

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