Now that Yhoo has failed to make a deal with google or microsoft could ebay make a deal with yhoo? Although ebay is not in the business os search, they might be interested in Yhoo's auction business which they are compatible with, even though they are competitiors in this area. They could sell off part of Yhoo's search business to Microsoft which it was intersested in before or just keep it and get into the search business. Ebay would get a boost in auction sails in countries like China and Japan which Yhoo haa a leg up on on Ebay. Ebay could use a boost in auction sales since growth in this area has slowed in the U.S.. They just picked up (Buy me Later) to expand its busness in electronic payments. They should consider expanding its auctions busness the same way by buying or merging with Yhoo..Yhoo has stated publicly that they are for sale. Ebay would expand its business in China and Japan and elimnate a competitor at the same time. With the deals with google and microsoft canceled now may be a good time for Ebay to make a match. [more]
It has been reported on local news this morning that as of 11/3/09 .mr .buffet"s stock holdings is down 13 billion dollars as of today's date. Other Billionares, like Steve balmer, also named on the news program this morning are losing billions. Ouch!