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Report: Yahoo short-lists close to 10 bidders for core Internet assets

's of potential buyers for itscore internet assets comprises close to 10 bidders, most of which proposed acash deal, Reuters reported April 29, citing "people familiar with thematter."

Theshort list mainly includes large companies and private equity firms, such asVerizon CommunicationsInc. and TPG Capital LP.

The sources,who refused to reveal the full list, said Yellow Pages owner YP LLC and othersmall companies that proposed acombination with another company are no longer in the running,according to the report.

Yahoo'sadvisers are still keeping close to the process some bidders that did not makethe cut because their first-round offers were not specific enough, such asLiberty Media Corp.Chairman John Malone, who proposed a tax-efficient merger with one of thecompanies he owns, Reuters added.

Yahoo,Verizon, TPG and YP did not comment on the report. Liberty Media did notrespond to a request for comment.