I read that there are several other private equity firms that are willing to go few rounds with Microsoft for Yahoo. What about also IBM? Or Bidu? Surely Alibaba aso has the dough to finance it. Apple will not come to the rescue as some people wonder. Google CEO is on their B.O.D. The synergy between Apple/Google would not be placed in jeopardy for a sick puppy like Yahoo. My opinion of course.