Steve Ballmer Says Microsoft Search Acquisitions Unlikely

Steve Ballmer, after addressing Britain’s CBI business lobby organization, said that search acquisitions were unlikely to be part of the strategy to knock Google off its rocker, according to Reuters.

The clarification came after a false press release last week announced an acquisition of Local.com by the software giant.

Local.com was quick to shoot down the news, with the following statement:

Local.com Corporation today commented that a false press release was issued that stated Local.com was being acquired by Microsoft. The company has not been acquired, nor is it in discussions with Microsoft about a potential acquisition.

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