The stock is still under $500, and some on Wall Street say that's a bargain.
In case you lost track... Yahoo is testing and ad deal with Google, perhaps looking at whether outsourcing to Google will help it survive longer as the online ad market collaps— I mean, consolidates. And, Yahoo is also reportedly talking to AOL about possibly joining AOL's and Yahoo's online forces to form a massive Internet content portal. Microsoft, meanwhile, is said to be talking to News Corp. about a deal that would unite MySpace and MSN.com.
The heads of big ad agencies are acting weirder than usual these days, probably because they all see their future as either striking a deal with Google, or getting their asses handed to them. Now Google is only focused on ad delivery. Soon enough it will offer a full roster of agency services, and these guys will find themselves down at the pub right alongside the big record label execs.
Oh, one more thing, while Google eats the online ad market, Yahoo is hoping there is still an opportunity to carve out a bigger space for itself by making the ad buying and selling process more simple. Yahoo ad follows: