How exactly do you think all these deals will play out?
Ok, here goes: Microsoft is trying to buy Yahoo, and every bid Microsoft has made so far has not been enough, as Yahoo still believes that Microsoft undervalues the company. Microsoft has threatened Yahoo with a 3 week deadline, or to prepare for a proxy fight.
Another surprise is that Yahoo is trying search ads from Google, their biggest competitor, so will there be another partnership? Microsoft is looking for help to acquire Yahoo from News Corp., the parent company of MySpace. Yahoo is also thinking of taking AOL in exchange for a large investment from Time Warner