The deadline imposed by Microsoft for Yahoo! to come to the bargaining table has passed. Microsoft is mulling its next move in its proposed USD$44.6 billion takeover and could make it as early as this week. A number of options are thought to be on the table.
One option on the table is to try to replace the Yahoo board of directors with its own. A second option would be to go directly to the Yahoo! shareholders with a hostile acquisition offer. Microsoft is also apparently considering simply pulling their bid and continuing to compete alone against Yahoo! and Google in the online advertising space.
I have a funny feeling we are far from the end of this saga.