"Microsoft Corp., the software maker that scrapped a $47.5 billion bid for Yahoo! Inc. this month, may forge a partnership with the Internet company on search advertising to challenge Google Inc.From a teaching perspective, this one just gets better and better. Stay tuned.
Microsoft, which abandoned its takeover attempts May 3, said yesterday that it's exploring a transaction with Yahoo and may renew attempts to buy the entire company. The two may combine units that sell ads that run next to Internet search results, said Morningstar Inc. analyst Toan Tran.
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is pressuring Yahoo to ally itself with Microsoft to compete with Google"
Monday, May 19, 2008
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