A quick review of Yahoo:
1. Bloomberg reported that Microsoft is not interested to buy Yahoo (YHOO)
April 22 (Bloomberg) — Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer said heâ€™s not interested in buying a hardware company or Yahoo! Inc.
â€œI have no idea why a software company would be interested in buying a hardware company,â€ Ballmer said at a conference in Cairo today. â€œWe donâ€™t want to buy a hardware company.â€
Here’s something to think about. Just because Microsoft is not buying Yahoo, that doesn’t mean they can’t invest in Yahoo, right?
What Â is stopping them from putting money or working out some form of partnership with Yahoo?
Let’s just go back to the when Steve Jobs went back and head Apple. Remember the US$150 million deal with Microsoft? Steve got ‘booed’ for that. Yet, that US$150 million gave Apple a chance to turnaround.
At this moment, it is anyone’s guess what kind of partnership both Microsoft and Yahoo will enter into. It is safe to say that if they want to put a dent on Google’s revenue for advertisement and search engine related stuffs, they need to change the game plan. There is no use trying to play catchup in the search engine area. Google did not do that when they started. They simply blew the competition away. The window of opportunity for better search engine is gone for now. With regulators demanding that data be kept for shorter timeframe, I believe there is only so much the search engine capabilities will improve.
2. Daily Chart and Weekly Chart reviews
At this moment, it is still unable to break through this resistant.
On the Weekly Chart, we can see that it is hitting straight into the kumo.
3. Possible catalyst: a deal with Microsoft
4. Risk : Advertising revenue across the board is expected to remain week for 2009.
5. Others: Will Yahoo-Samsung interactive TV (iTV) deal be Â a potential winner?