Reuters reports that a person familiar with the talks told them that Yahoo and AOL are looking at each other’s books to figure out how much money they could make together and where costs can be saved. If the results are positive a merger could be an option. Officially this means nothing. Unofficially it means that Yahoo is still looking for alternatives to staying independent.
From the Reuters snitch: “Talks are focused on how to integrate AOL’s content and advertising business into Yahoo, said the source, who was not authorized to speak publicly because the discussions are confidential.”
It is hard to predict if their futures are aligned but at least their stock prices match up pretty well:
Who do YOU think Yahoo should merge with?