Microsoft still interested in Yahoo
New York (NY) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer reignited speculation about a possible acquisition of YahooÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s search business. At a conference yesterday, Ballmer said that Ã¢â‚¬Å“that a deal would help improve Microsoft’s Web search business by expanding the base of users.Ã¢â‚¬Â Is there a Live Yahoo in our future?
Both Reuters and the Associated Press are reporting that Microsoft is still publicly signaling an interest in Yahoo, as Ballmer noted that there is something Ã¢â‚¬Å“fairly compelling economicallyÃ¢â‚¬Â about doing a search deal with Yahoo and that there will be a Ã¢â‚¬Å“fair opportunityÃ¢â‚¬Â for a search deal with Yahoo. However, he also said that he’s had only one conversation with YahooÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new CEO Carol Bartz, congratulating her on her new position.
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