giveupinternet | ValleyWag; No one wants to buy Yahoo. And the only person who wants to run Yahoo is an insider who helped sink it. Is there any hope left for the beleaguered Web giant?
A ludicrously patchy trial balloon lifted off this week, airing the notion that Microsoft might fund some kind of complex buyout of Yahoo, at a knockdown price of $20 billion — less than half what Microsoft offered last February. It was swiftly shot down: If Microsoft wanted to get its hands on Yahoo, why would it loan someone else the money to buy it?
Another tall tale is making the rounds: that rest, Yahoo’s president, is still a candidate to replace founder , who’s stepping down from the CEO job after a disastrous year and a half. (Anyone care to bet on whether one of the “sources familiar with the search” who told CNET News that Decker was a contender was Decker herself?)