Microsoft looks at $15bn takeover of Facebook

Microsoft is believed to have approached Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, over a possible acquisition of the social networking site.It is believed that Microsoft has sought to gauge Facebook’s level of interest about a potential bid after $47.5 billion (£24.3 billion) takeover talks with Yahoo!, the online search engine, failed on Saturday. It is not thought that there are any active talks between Microsoft and Facebook.
http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/technology/article3890497.eceFacebook users give thumbs down to Microsoft
Microsoft will likely meet with stern resistance from within the Facebook community should its reported approach to the fast-growing social networking site gather momentum.
http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article3893228.ece

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