24503116 story MS Buying Yahoo? Bad Idea, Even At a Discount 141 Posted by timothy on Saturday October 08, 2011 @12:50AM from the bing-bing-bing-we-have-a-winner dept. jfruhlinger writes "Nearly four years ago, Microsoft tried to buy Yahoo, but eventually withdrew the offer in the face of resistance from Yahoo's leadership. This week rumors resurfaced that Microsoft was once again bidding on the struggling Internet pioneer, this time for significantly less money. But even at a discount, it might be a pretty bad idea for Microsoft to get involved in the unfocused, money-losing Yahoo."