12/31/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Insider Calls Reported $20 Billion Yahoo-Microsoft Deal "Total Fiction"

A report in the Times of London in which Microsoft would buy Yahoo's search business in a convoluted $20 billion deal that would include well-known Internet execs Jon Miller and Ross Levinsohn, is - in the words of one key player - "total fiction."

Actually, that's Levinsohn speaking, on the record. But that's also the essential word from all key players regarding the Times's report.

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