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Gates: Yahoo! "Should Take a Hard Look" at the Microsoft Offer

"We sent them a letter and said we think that's a fair offer," Redmond's czar says

"We sent them a letter and said we think that's a fair offer," Bill Gates has been telling the Associated Press, referring of course to the February 1 proposal Microsoft made to the Yahoo! board of directors to acquire the company for $44.6BN. Gates made the comments during a conference call to announce free access to Microsoft developer tools for students.

"There's nothing that's gone on other than us stating that we think it's a fair offer," Gates continued. They should take a hard look at it."

In other Microsoft-Yahoo! news yesterday, Reuters and the Wall Street Journal both made mention of how Yahoo!'s Chinese partner, Alibaba Group, may try to block Microsoft's hostile takeover of Yahoo!

The Alibaba Group is 39% owned by Yahoo! and has has "hired advisers to help it negotiate for expanded management independence" if Yahoo! is bought out by Microsoft, says the WSJ.

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