ms turns up heat

Microsoft is to attempt a boardroom coup at Yahoo within a week in an effort to force the online search engine to start talks or accept its $41billion (R323billion) hostile bid.

Microsoft is to attempt a boardroom coup at Yahoo within a week in an effort to force the online search engine to start talks or accept its $41billion (R323billion) hostile bid.

It is understood that Microsoft is preparing to nominate a "slate" of executives to sit on the Yahoo board.

Though Microsoft is not allowed to seek private understandings from executives that they would accept the software giant's offer, in practice the executives would recommend Yahoo begins talks or accepts the approach. - The Times, London

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