Microsoft-Yahoo Impasse?

<a href="">The Wall Street Journal</a>

Jim Manico, OWASP Global Board Member

April 4, 2008

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A merger discussion this week among senior execs from Microsoft and Yahoo did little to bring the companies closer to uniting.Apparently Yahoo wants Microsoft to raise its offer; Redmond isn't budging. Its original, and rejected, bid, of $31 per share was reduced to around $29 per share. Microsoft appears to be betting that the slowing economy will undercut Yahoo's performance and prompt shareholders to pressure management and the board to reconsider its offer, report The Wall Street Journal.

The meeting took place near Yahoo's Sunnyvale, Calif., headquarters. It was the second gathering in recent weeks.The Wall Street Journal

About the Author(s)

Jim Manico

OWASP Global Board Member

Jim Manico is a Global Board Member for the OWASP foundation where he helps drive the strategic vision for the organization. OWASP's mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations worldwide can make informed decisions about true software security risks. OWASP's AppSecUSA<> conferences represent the nonprofit's largest outreach efforts to advance its mission of spreading security knowledge, for more information and to register, see here<>. Jim is also the founder of Manicode Security where he trains software developers on secure coding and security engineering. He has a 18 year history building software as a developer and architect. Jim is a frequent speaker on secure software practices and is a member of the JavaOne rockstar speaker community. He is the author of Iron-Clad Java: Building Secure Web Applications<> from McGraw-Hill and founder of Brakeman Pro. Investor/Advisor for Signal Sciences.

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