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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. Another (Former) Yahoo Heads to Microsoft

    I'm starting to actually believe Steve Ballmer's insistence that he's not coming back around to pick up Yahoo at a reduced price. Qi Lu left his role as Executive Vice President of Search and Advertising Technology at Yahoo in the aftermath of the...

  5. 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...

  6. SearchDay: PPC Advertising: Art or Science?

    s independent directors and management approached Steve Ballmer about just such a . s Board of Directors continues to stand ready to enter into negotiations with Microsoft Corporation for an acquisition of Yahoo!

  7. Yahoo Responds to Icahn's Latest Letter

    s independent directors and management approached Steve Ballmer about just such a transaction, only to be told that Microsoft was no longer interested even in the price range which they had previously proposed.