Microsoft still interested in Yahoo

by admin March 19, 2009 at 4:12 pm

New York (NY) – Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer reignited speculation about a possible acquisition of Yahoo’s search business. At a conference yesterday, Ballmer said that “that a deal would help improve Microsoft’s Web search business by expanding the base of users.” 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 “fairly compelling economically” about doing a search deal with Yahoo and that there will be a “fair opportunity” for a search deal with Yahoo. However, he also said that he’s had only one conversation with Yahoo’s new CEO Carol Bartz, congratulating her on her new position.

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