More 'MS to buy Y!' noise for your fun filled Friday - Microsoft eyes Yahoo takeover deal
Microsoft Corp has intensified its pursuit of a deal with Yahoo Inc, asking the company to re-enter formal negotiations, The New York Post reported on its web site.
While Microsoft and Yahoo have held informal deal talks over the years, the latest approach signals an urgency on Microsoft's part that has up until now been lacking, the newspaper said, citing sources.
If you can't beat 'em (or if, in fact, you can't even join in the race), then buy 'em. Take 27.