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  1. Microsoft CEO: We've Got Siri Beat, Bing vs Google = Draw

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took the stage at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco for the first time in three years to talk Bing vs. While acknowledging the value of their alliance, Ballmer noted they Microsoft had been “lucky” their bid to buy...

  2. In Search Race, Ballmer Seeks More Eyeballs

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer just can't get away from questions about going after Yahoo - again. Ever since Ballmer declared that Microsoft is moving on last July, he's never wavered from that stance. So when Ballmer recently said that any deal with...

  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. SearchDay | Paid Links: A Black Hat/White Hat Discussion

    Ivory is smart to call for only selling search to Microsoft, as Steve Ballmer has repeatedly made clear that he's no longer interested in buying the whole enchilada. My current bid is . Yahoo Shareholder Wants Search Sold to Microsoft Posted by...

  5. SearchDay: Do Social Networks Bring Out the Animal in Us?

    Microsoft's Ballmer Says Yahoo Bid Was 'Never Strategic'Posted by Nathania JohnsonIn a statement that no one believes, Steve Ballmer said in Moscow today that the bid for Yahoo was 'never strategic. Google's Page Says Microsoft Does 'Bad Stuff...

  6. Microsoft-Yahoo Mashup Scrapped: Hidden Winners and Losers

    Steve Ballmer going crazy Do a search for Steve Ballmer on Google. See the YouTube video of Steve going crazy? His May 4, 2007 file photo of a Times Square news ticker flashing a headline about Microsoft above a billboard for Yahoo became one of...

  7. Microsoft Withdraws Yahoo Offer; Yahoo Responds

    Below is the text of the letter from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to Yahoo! 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.

  8. 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...

  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.

  10. Yahoo! Goes on a Date with Microsoft

    But Steve Ballmer has been telling anyone who will listen how Yahoo is central to Microsoft's goal to catch Google. as Steve Berkowitz and now Joanne Bradford have, Microsoft may start thinking twice about upping its offer to Yahoo just to...