Looks like the same rumors from a couple weeks ago is surfacing around:
unconfirmed, but heard from hedge fund Z maybe an attractive target for buyout from yahoo, msft....
so far its rumors, we'll see
It could happen, but I think they are just playing with the price a bit, pretty effectively actually. The Z cap is not even half of 1% of MSFT cap, so it would not be a big deal to them, but it would to us small frys holding Z today.
I hope not. Z is worth a lot more over the longer term.