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  1. Microsoft Gets Social With $1.2 Billion Yammer Acquisition

    The acquisition of Yammer underscores our commitment to deliver technology that businesses need and people love," said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Microsoft has confirmed that it will acquire social network Yammer in a $1.2 billion cash transaction.

  2. Microsoft Live Search is Now Bing

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer today drew back the curtain on the new incarnation of Live Search: Bing. Speaking at the D7 Conference in San Diego, Ballmer launched Microsoft's new Search brand, formerly code-named "Kumo.

  3. 50 Most Memorable Moments in Search for 2008

    turned the initial offer down, endured an "ultimatum" from Steve Ballmer, was rumored to have rejected an increased offer of $33 a share, and neglected to negotiate selling off just the search portion of Yahoo!

  4. Yahoo's Next Move

    When Microsoft has a corporate all-hands meeting, Steve Ballmer's passion and excitement is tangible. Sure, we can second-guess the Microsoft acquisition and argue (as I have many times) that the deal simply came down a battle of egos, but that's...

  5. Microsoft Withdraws Yahoo Offer; Yahoo Responds

    Below is the text of the letter from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to Yahoo! That was too rich for Steve Ballmer's blood. In a letter to Jerry Yang (full text below), Steve Ballmer cited Yahoo's intention to outsource search as the primary reason he...

  6. Yahoo Earnings Beat Estimates

    After that point, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has said the gloves will come off, and Microsoft will take its case directly to shareholders in a proxy fight. Ballmer already began minimizing the importance of Yahoo's earnings before they were even...

  7. Highlights from the SEW Blog: April 7-11, 2008

    Yahoo to Microsoft: We Already Dumped YouAfter Microsoft issued its ultimatum to Yahoo this weekend, giving them three more weeks before things get ugly, Yahoo's board of directors responded this morning, reminding Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer that...

  8. Yahoo to Test Google Ads – Take That, Mr. Ballmer!

    This can be seen as Yahoo thumbing its nose at Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who basically implied in his ultimatum letter last weekend that Yahoo had no other options than to take Microsoft's offer. They have been discussing such an arrangement as...

  9. Microsoft Gets Tired of Waiting

    On Saturday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sent a following letter to Yahoo's Board of Directors, outlining Microsoft's displeasure with Yahoo dragging its feet for the past few weeks instead of jumping into Microsoft's arms.