Google’s poker face: mulling a bid for Yahoo or trying to bait Microsoft?

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    Department of Justice antitrust investigators may just as well start leasing space at Google’s Mountain View, CA headquarters. The Wall Street Journal reports that the search giant is pondering a bid for Yahoo, reaching out to a pair of private equity firms about assisting with financing.

    Google obviously doesn’t need help in search, but Yahoo has put itself up for sale and the company brings some things to the table that Google would find useful. First and foremost is an audience of around 700 million unique visitors every month that could theoretically become users of Google+ and other services. The Journal’s usual “people familiar with the matter” also say that Google would love to extend its advertising reach across Yahoo.

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