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Microsoft Yahoo Takeover

Yahoo! Restructuring, Jorgensen Out

Huffington Post | Julie Satow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE: CNBC Is reporting that Blake Jorgensen is leaving Yahoo! For more on the restructuring of the company, click here. The stock is rising on th...

Ballmer Dismisses Yahoo Buyout But Open On Search

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BELLEVUE, Wash. - Microsoft Corp. is no longer interested in buying all of Yahoo Inc., CEO Steve Ballmer said Wednesday, though he told shareholders t...

Microsoft Buys Powerset Search Engine

Silicon Alley Insider | Dan Frommer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As rumored last week, Microsoft has acquired Powerset, a much-hyped semantic search engine startup. No official word on deal price, but it's rumored t...

Microsoft's New Yahoo Plans May Include Old Allies News Corp, Time Warner

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is preparing a new bid for Yahoo Inc's search business and has approached other media companies about joining it in a deal ...

Microsoft Takeover Deadline For Yahoo Passes With No Deal

AFP | Glenn Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A Microsoft deadline for Internet service company Yahoo to accept its 44.6 billion-dollar (28.5 billion-euro) acquisition offer expired at midnight Sa...

Microsoft CEO Threatens To Walk From Yahoo Merger

Silicon Alley Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Microsoft (MSFT) responds to Yahoo's earnings by raising the ante again in one last-ditch, trans-Atlantic attempt to get Yahoo (YHOO) to cave. Speakin...

Does A Yahoo Takeover Make Sense For Microsoft?

Vince Farrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vince Farrell

Microsoft's knockout offer is an obvious benefit for Yahoo holders. Does it make sense for Microsoft?

Microsoft's Brilliant Bid for Yahoo!

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

Microsoft took a page out of Rupert Murdoch's book and made an offer for Yahoo that Yahoo can't refuse. For several reasons, the deal makes great sense strategically.

Google Tells Employees: No Talking To Press On MSFT-YHOO Deal

Valleywag | Owen Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Google PR uberfuhrer Elliot Schrage has issued a diktat, we hear: No comment! Google employees are forbidden to comment "officially or unofficially" o...

Steve Ballmer To Microsofties: "Full Stream Ahead!"

Silicon Alley Insider | Peter Kafka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Message from Microsoft execs to employees: "Yes, we've just kicked off a year-long $45 billion acquisition, and yes, your lives are going to be turned...

Yahoo Running Out Of Options

Los Angeles Times | Jessica Guynn, Thomas Mulligan, Joseph Menn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It looks as if Yahoo will be dragged down the aisle by its suitor, Microsoft, no matter how loudly Google speaks its piece. On Monday, other potentia...