Microsoft Considering Yahoo Takeover?

Yahoo shares leap as reports spread

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Yahoo’s share price jumped almost 10 percent amid rumors that Microsoft is planning a second attempt to buy the company, three years after its original bid was rejected, Reuters reports.

Microsoft is the latest of several companies linked with Yahoo; takeover speculation has surrounded Yahoo since it fired its CEO Carol Bartz last month, as reported in Adweek. Potential suitors include private equity firm Silver Lake, Providence Equity Partners, Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba, and News Corp.

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