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  1. It's Official: Microsoft and Yahoo! Finally Strike Search Deal

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer hopes that combining the resources of the #2 and #3 search engines will help innovation, which he says is needed to steal share from Google. With our new Bing search platform, we've created breakthrough innovation and...

  2. Yet Another Yahoo! Heads to Microsoft

    Steve Ballmer may not be interested in acquiring Yahoo as a company any longer, but it appears that Plan B has been to acquire search-related employees instead. That leaves Carol Bartz will less leverage if she indeed wants to strike some kind of...

  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. SearchDay: PPC Advertising: Art or Science?

    s independent directors and management approached Steve Ballmer about just such a . Carl Icahn Returns to Letter-Writing; Microsoft Open to Deal with a New Yahoo Board Posted by Nathania Johnson Jul 7, 2008 The rumors of Microsoft still being open...

  6. Microsoft Withdraws Yahoo Offer; Yahoo Responds

    In a letter to Jerry Yang (full text below), Steve Ballmer cited Yahoo's intention to outsource search as the primary reason he decided to scotch the deal. Below is the text of the letter from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to Yahoo!

  7. Yahoo to Microsoft: We Already Dumped You

    After 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 it already rejected Microsoft's offer...

  8. Paid Search Advertising Drives Microsoft Bid for Yahoo

    Steve Ballmer stressed that scale and efficiency in online advertising platforms would drive the success of the deal. On the call, Steve Ballmer said the companies have been in talks for $18 months, and confirmed that Jerry Yang had nixed his...