Google sending a drink down the bar to Yahoo?


Yahoo’s had no shortage of handsome suitors lately. While Google may not want to explicitly purchase Yahoo, it has offered “an alliance as an alternative to Microsoft’s bid,” according to Reuters. So Microsoft proposes marriage and Google comes along proposing a friends-with-benefits arrangement.

Not that Yahoo’s not playing the field a bit, though. Sources indicate that it believes the $31-per-share buyout price is too low and “Yahoo’s efforts to find an alternative bidder could simply be a measure to pressure Microsoft to boost its bid, which valued Yahoo at $44.6 billion when first announced on Friday.”

Yahoo may consider Google alliance, source says [Reuters]