Microsoft Bids to Buy Yahoo!

In an effort to shore up it’s world wide dominance and fight the unevil empire called Google, Microsoft has made an unsolicited takeover bid to acquire rival search engine/portal Yahoo.

Microsoft Corp. on Friday offered to buy search-engine operator Yahoo Inc. for $31 a share, or $44.6 billion, in an effort to better compete with online-advertising juggernaut Google Inc. [Marketwatch]