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4 May 2007 @ 6pm


Call Back the Dogs: Yahoo and Microsoft Ain’t Talking No More

While the blogosphere is still buzzing with news about a possible Yahoo/Microsoft merger, the reality is that both companies have long stopped talking to each other and decided to move on seperately.

Marketwatch broke the news:

Talks between Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. over a possible combination are no longer active, according to a media report late Friday. The Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site that in recent months the two companies discussed a possible merger, but that the discussions are no longer active. The two companies may still explore other ways of cooperating, the Journal reported. Yahoo shares closed 10% higher at $30.98 on Friday following earlier reports that the company was in talks to possibly be acquired by Microsoft in a $50 billion deal.

Update: also see Om Malik on this.