Yahoo-Microsoft Deal Underwhelming (Red Herring)

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

An agreement is finally reached between the software giant and the troubled search engine, but investors boo the terms for Yahoo, sending shares 11 percent lower.

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Google takes aim at Microsoft with new PC platform (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Google Inc plans to attack Microsoft Corp’s core business by taking on the software giant’s globally dominant Windows operating system for personal computers.

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Microsoft to resurrect Yahoo takeover bid? (PC Advisor)

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Ballmer met with firm that controls Yahoo China A meeting between Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Jack Ma, the CEO of Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group, which controls Yahoo in China, has led to speculation that the software giant might have resurrected its bid to acquire Yahoo.

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Google CEO wishes Microsoft, Yahoo! luck on search (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Google chief executive Eric Schmidt wished rivals Microsoft and Yahoo! luck on Tuesday in competing on Web search but took aim at the software giant for what he called a “history” of trying to “restrict consumer choice.”

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Yahoo fights for its turf (International Herald Tribune)

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Yahoo, the Internet company, is strengthening its hand. It has now increased its market share in search for five months running. And it just updated its search result listings. That should make Microsoft and Google lose some sleep. Yahoo’s comeback makes Microsoft, the software giant, need it more, and shows Google, the search king, that its dominance isn’t unassailable.

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Ballmer Still Interested in Yahoo?s Search (New York Times)

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Microsoft ?s decision to lay off 5,000 workers in light of dismal financial results has not changed one thing at the software giant: Steven Ballmer, the chief executive, would still like to get his hands on Yahoo ?s search business.

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Microsoft -Yahoo Deal ?Total Fiction,? Report Says (New York Times)

Monday, December 1st, 2008

The Sunday Times, which did not cite its sources, said the proposal under discussion involves a complex transaction that would see the U.S. software giant support a new management team to take control of Yahoo.

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Microsoft CEO: No interest in buying Yahoo (The New Zealand Herald)

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

SYDNEY – Microsoft’s chief executive said the software giant is not interested in renewing its bid for struggling search engine company Yahoo.

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Microsoft CEO: No interest in buying Yahoo (9 News Denver)

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) – Yahoo Inc. shares dived nearly 13 percent after the chief executive of Microsoft Corp. said Friday the software giant is not interested in renewing its bid for the struggling Internet company.

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