Hmmm... kinda interesting topic for this week so I research and found these few reasons why Google might buy yahoo!
Here's 10 of the Possible Reasons why Google wants Yahoo!
1 - Google would be interesting to bring in Google’s very own social networking service Google+ to Yahoo’s audience of nearly 700 million unique visitors a month.
2 - The deal will help Google to get a closer access with the current Yahoo’s “premium” content publishers like ABC News.
3 - Part of Google’s attempt to bid up prices to make the acquisition more difficult for competitors such as Microsoft.
4 - Google wants to increase it current ads revenue by selling the ad space across Yahoo sites. Yahoo’s display-ad business including graphical, interactive and video ads is worth a whopping $2 billion annually. Google is the No. 1 player in Web search but in the display-ad market, Facebook is dominating the overall market with projected $2 billion in net revenue this year, with Yahoo generating $1.6 billion and Google generating $1.1 billion.
5 - Part of Google’s strategy to get in the Chinese market’s big giant Alibaba. Currently Yahoo has an approximately 43% stake in Alibaba.com with pre-tax value that worth more than $12 billion dollars.
6 - Google has pile of cash sitting in its coffer – $42.56 billion so buying Yahoo might just be another good idea to diversify its investment.
7 - Google aim to add Yahoo own’s Flickr to their existing portfolio and integrate it into Google+.
8 - Google will be able to lessen their US Corporation Taxes by gradually transfer functions from US Google search to a foreign owned Yahoo.
9 - Google aims the right answers for Yahoo!Answers.
10 - Google wants to show he's always the big daddy!
Thoughts: Well, I like the idea. You know why? I'm a big fan of Google and it will makes life easier for me. *LOL...Ciao!