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  1. In Search Race, Ballmer Seeks More Eyeballs

    Just over a year after the software giant made a public - and unsolicited - bid for the Sunnyvale search engine, the playing field has changed. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer just can't get away from questions about going after Yahoo - again.

  2. 50 Most Memorable Moments in Search for 2008

    Yahoo changes minimum bid policy on search ads Microsoft Makes Unsolicited Offer for Yahoo! After rumors of a possible acquisition, Microsoft and Facebook simply expanded their existing partnership, which has the software giant invested in a 1.6...

  3. MIVA Rejects blinkx Acquisition Offer

    Last week, online video search engine blinkx, apparently feeling inspired by Microsoft, made an unsolicited bid to acquire online advertising company, MIVA. MIVA has responded by saying Thanks but No Thanks.

  4. SearchDay: Link Building with Customers

    The moves were all part of a previously reached agreement by Yahoo and Icahn following months of drama resulting from an unsolicited bid by Microsoft to buy Yahoo. Microsoft Webmaster Tools Update Posted by Eric Enge Aug 6, 2008 Microsoft has just...

  5. Microsoft's $1.5 Billion Plan to Retain Yahoo Employees

    The shareholders who filed the suit feel that Yahoo hasn't responded in good faith to Microsoft's bid. While we await the news of Microsoft's next move in its pursuit of the unsolicited Yahoo acquisition, the Wall Street Journal has learned that...

  6. Microsoft Prepares Push into Chinese Search Market

    Yahoo has a strong showing in Asia, something the Sunnyvale search engine wishes Microsoft would have taken into consideration when making its recent unsolicited bid. When it comes to search, Microsoft is ever the egg while Google remains the chicken.

  7. Highlights from the SEW Blog: April 14-18, 2008

    Microsoft Hires Lobbyists in Anticipation of Yahoo AcquisitionMicrosoft is preparing for the best in its unsolicited bid for Yahoo. Yahoo Implements Minimum Bid Price ChangeIn February, Yahoo announced that minimum bids for Sponsored Search will no...

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

    Microsoft Gets Tired of WaitingMicrosoft is apparently tired of waiting for Yahoo to respond to its unsolicited takeover bid, and has issued a deadline of April 26 for Yahoo to come to terms on an acquisition agreement, or face a hostile takeover.