[Fwd: Frank Barnako's Internet Daily: Google rejected Microsoft bid]

Joseph S. Barrera III jsb at polymathy.org
Fri Oct 31 14:23:35 PST 2003

That was quick.

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Subject: 	Frank Barnako's Internet Daily: Google rejected Microsoft bid
Date: 	Fri, 31 Oct 2003 16:36:03 (GMT)
From: 	CBS MarketWatch <reports at marketwatchmail.com>
To: 	joe at barrera.org

                    Frank Barnako's Internet Daily    



WASHINGTON (CBS.MW) -- Google reportedly turned down inquiries from
Microsoft Corp. about ways the companies might work together or even

The Microsoft (MSFT) bid was rejected in the past two months, according
to the New York.  Sources briefed on the discussions told the Times that
Google executives preferred to pursue an initial stock offering.

Meanwhile, the San Jose Mercury News reported that Google was in its
own acquisition hunt with a $30 million offer to buy Friendster, an
online dating site.  That offer was rejected. Venture capitalists,
instead, put $13 million into Friendster.

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