February 11, 2008 / 7:06 AM / 9 years ago

Yahoo seeks to restart merger talks with AOL: paper

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<p>A Yahoo! signs sits out front of their headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, February 1, 2008. Yahoo is seeking to restart merger talks with AOL as a means of defending itself against an unsolicited bid approach from Microsoft, the Times newspaper said on Monday.Kimberly White</p>

LONDON (Reuters) - Yahoo is seeking to restart merger talks with AOL as a means of defending itself against an unsolicited bid approach from Microsoft, the Times newspaper said on Monday.

The paper, without citing sources, said Yahoo was also considering tie-ups with groups such as Google and Disney.

It said Yahoo and AOL had previously tried to join forces, but were unable to agree on the price of a deal.

None of the parties mentioned could immediately be reached for comment.

Reporting by Mark Potter; Editing by Quentin Bryar.

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