微软已经给出了最后期限，公开信中表示：只剩下 3 周的时间让雅虎来考虑是否被收购的事情，否则，微软将直接跳过 Yahoo! 找股东们以更低的价格来完成这次收购。
Given these developments, we believe now is the time for our respective companies to authorize teams to sit down and negotiate a definitive agreement on a combination of our companies that will deliver superior value to our respective shareholders, creating a more efficient and competitive company that will provide greater value and service to our customers. If we have not concluded an agreement within the next three weeks, we will be compelled to take our case directly to your shareholders, including the initiation of a proxy contest to elect an alternative slate of directors for the Yahoo! board. The substantial premium reflected in our initial proposal anticipated a friendly transaction with you. If we are forced to take an offer directly to your shareholders, that action will have an undesirable impact on the value of your company from our perspective which will be reflected in the terms of our proposal.
微软首席执行官史蒂夫鲍尔默 Ballmer 列出了不少 Yahoo! 立刻接受收购的好处，看起来，这次收购也快有个结果了。