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Panama or AdCenter? Microsoft Has Already Decided

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If its proposed acquisition of Yahoo goes through, don't expect Microsoft to rush to integrate Yahoo's technology into its platform.

In an interview with the Financial Times, Microsoft's Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie said that Microsoft will proceed carefully with any kind of integration, due to both technology and culture differences between the companies.

This comes on the heels of Microsoft's declarations of its intentions to catch Google in the search and online advertising game. While the $41.6 billion takeover of Yahoo is a core element of increasing its search market share, the company will also be rolling out more internet services aimed at complement existing traditional software.

Yahoo has been resisting Microsoft's courtship. Last week, the search engine was talking to AOL about a possible merger, though many saw the talks as simply a delaying tactic.


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