This is sure starting to look like a hoax.

From Good Morning Silicon Valley, Silicon Beat reports that Magdalena Yesil, who is on the board of Claria (representing US Venture Partners) says that there is no deal. According to SiliconBeat:

“I sit on the board, and I would know if there was such an offer,” she told us, “and I haven’t heard of such an offer.” She said the company has a board meeting at 1:30pm today. About an alleged deal, she repeated: “That is significant enough that I would have known about it.” We’ll try McFadden again this afternoon.

(Also, see latest post here)

Alex Eckelberry