Yahoo still searching for alternatives

The Wall Street Journal reports that no serious bids have emerged to rival Microsoft's $44.6 billion offer for Yahoo. That doesn't mean the company isn't still trying to piece something together.

Jerry Yang has already gotten calls from Steve Ballmer and Eric Schmidt, but he's having trouble filling up the rest of his five faves.

Try as Yahoo might, apparently no one wants to bid against Microsoft's bulging bank account.

The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday night that no serious bidders have emerged to rival Microsoft's $44.6 billion bid for Yahoo. The one party most interested in scuttling Microsoft's efforts--Google--faces uphill regulatory battles in almost any kind of partnership, alliance or investment it might want to do.

The clock is ticking. Does anyone other than Ballmer want to add Yang to their friends and family?

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    During her years at CNET News, Ina Fried has changed beats several times, changed genders once, and covered both of the Pirates of Silicon Valley. These days, most of her attention is focused on Microsoft. E-mail Ina.

     

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