The Yahoo Circus (Animation)

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The latest rumors swirling around Yahoo is that Google might bankroll a private equity buyout—although why it might do so or how such a deal could ever get past U.S. antitrust regulators remains a mystery. But ever since Carol Bartz was fired, everyone from Alibaba to AOL (our parent company) seems to be floating trail balloons for some kind of deal to buy or merge Yahoo.

Confused? The helpful animation above from Next Media Animation in Taiwan explains the situation. It’s a circus, and Jerry Yang is the ringmaster. I love the part where he refuses the $44.6 billion gift from Microsoft. I bet Steve Ballmer finds that part funny also.