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Yahoo Suddenly Cuckoo for Microsoft

Microsoft and Yahoo sometimes act more like dating teenagers than real grown-up companies. First, Microsoft asked Yahoo to be its one and only with a multibillion-dollar bid. Yahoo wanted to play the field, and said, "Thanks, but no thanks." Then Microsoft, feeling snubbed, pulled back its affections -- just when Yahoo was starting to get interested.

Now that Yahoo's relationship with Google to share ad revenue fell apart, Yahoo is pining for good old Microsoft. In fact, last week, Yahoo's Jerry Yang said Microsoft would be well-served by buying his company. Alas, it appears that Steve Ballmer has moved on.

Posted by Doug Barney on November 10, 2008 at 11:53 AM


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