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    At some point sooner rather than later "SCREWED"

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    FSCKED. I sincerely hope Zimbra has an exit/rescue/risefromtheashes plan already waiting, or it's last man out turn off the lights..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dijichi2 View Post
    FSCKED. I sincerely hope Zimbra has an exit/rescue/risefromtheashes plan already waiting, or it's last man out turn off the lights..
    ... and don't let the door hit you on the A$$.
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    Excellent news! Microsoft have given up!!

    "Accordingly, your apparent plan to pursue such an arrangement in the event of a proxy contest or exchange offer leads me to the firm decision not to pursue such a path. Instead, I hereby formally withdraw Microsoft's proposal to acquire Yahoo!".

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    "Despite our best efforts, including raising our bid by roughly $5 billion, Yahoo! has not moved toward accepting our offer. After careful consideration, we believe the economics demanded by Yahoo! do not make sense for us, and it is in the best interests of Microsoft stockholders, employees and other stakeholders to withdraw our proposal," said Ballmer
    Microsoft Withdraws Proposal to Acquire Yahoo!

    SEATTLE - Microsoft says it's dropping its three-month-old bid to buy Yahoo because the two sides can't agree on an acceptable sale price.
    Microsoft abandons Yahoo bid, rebuffing higher sale price
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    Post I see buzz that "Microsoft will walk away" from Yahoo.

    which presumably means no proxy fight, no acquisition... just back to being pseudo-competitors.

    If this is the legit story, then, congrats to the board and everyone at Yahoo! on standing up to a big fat bully, on principle, and sticking to your guns despite all the back-seat driving from speculators & stakeholders.

    I'm not as militantly anti-MS as some here, apparently, but I, for one, am quite confident Y! is doing the right thing by its stock-holders, no matter how many sue.

    In short: Yay! maybe!?...

    -gmt

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    "Our goal in pursuing a combination with Yahoo! was to provide greater choice and innovation in the marketplace"
    I just love this line....it's amazing how many of the things this guy says just don't make any sense at all....

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    I would assume that this story is legit as you can find it here on the microsoft site

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    Whew. What a crazy few months, eh?

    Just want to drop a line in this thread and thank those of you who've always supported us and Zimbra (in any capacity). Thank you.

    I officially mark this thread as solved!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jholder View Post
    Whew. What a crazy few months, eh?

    Just want to drop a line in this thread and thank those of you who've always supported us and Zimbra (in any capacity). Thank you.

    I officially mark this thread as solved!
    Fantastic news! I just sent mail to my IT team here in Madison and now my VP won't be as worried about deploying a mail solution that has the potential to be stepped out by M$.

    Thanks Yahoo! for staying strong against M$ and the Wall Street pressure behind this deal!

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