“I’m extremely disappointed in Jerry Yang. I think he overplayed a weak hand. And I’m even more disappointed in the independent directors who were not responsive to the needs of independent shareholders.”
- Gordon Crawford of Capital Research, which owns 6% of Yahoo’s shares
My guess is that Microsoft still very much wants Yahoo, they’re just trying really, really hard to make it look like they don’t. Now is their time to strike (again) as Yahoo’s shareholders are driven to make public comments like the one above out of sheer frustration.
If I were Microsoft, I’d place a new bid for Yahoo at $33 per share, and let the offer stand for three days. Yahoo’s shareholders are speaking quite publicly now that they think $33 is just fine, thank you. Yahoo’s board would have very little standing at this point to oppose it, with their stockholders making their position so clear.