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The pressure’s now on Yang and Yahoo
San Jose Mercury News, USA - 54 minutes ago
By Elise Ackerman For three months, the company he co-founded and now runs has followed that mantra as it resisted Microsoft’s effort to buy the Sunnyvale YHOOMSFT
A Step Back for Microsoft
New York Times, United States - 1 hour ago
By STEVE LOHR Steven A. Ballmer, Microsoft’s chief executive, walked away from a Yahoo deal on Saturday still looking for an answer to his company’s MSFTYHOOGOOG
Yahoo CEO to Face Tough Challenges Ahead
DailyTech, IL - 1 hour ago
Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang may have fended off Microsoft, but he may face even bigger challenges tomorrow. The Yahoo/Microsoft saga finally came to a conclusion YHOOMSFT
Microsoft pulls out. Whats next for Yahoo?
abc7news.com, CA - 1 hour ago
By Lilian Kim SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Yahoo shareholders could be in for a rude awakening after Microsoft dropped its offer to buy the company. YHOOMSFT
Microsoft pulls out of Yahoo takeover
SmartCompany.com.au, Australia - 1 hour ago
Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer says he cannot justify paying $US37 a share for Yahoo, and has all but given up his attempt to acquire the search YHOOMSFT
Yahoo’s AOL, Google deals still in the works
CNET News.com, CA - 1 hour ago
Microsoft may no longer be breathing down its neck, but Yahoo is still working on major deals with Google and Time Warner’s AOL that could significantly
Microsoft may seek other deal to fight Google
guardian.co.uk, UK - 2 hours ago
By Anupreeta Das SAN FRANCISCO, May 4 (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp could seek a variety of deals after walking away from Yahoo Inc, but few would be GOOGMSFTYHOO
With Microsoft walking away from Yahoo, all eyes are on Jerry Yang
San Francisco Chronicle, USA - 2 hours ago
(05-04) 17:57 PDT SUNNYVALE — Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang is under intense pressure now that Microsoft Corp. has withdrawn its mega merger proposal for the YHOOMSFT
Yahoo! prices itself out of deal with Microsoft
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom - 2 hours ago
Internet search engine says it is about to enter the ‘most important transition’ in its history after spurning software giant’s unwelcome overtures. YHOOMSFT
After Deal Dies, Yahoo Weighs Its Next Move
New York Times, United States - 2 hours ago
By MIGUEL HELFT SAN FRANCISCO — How low will Yahoo’s stock go on Monday? And how long will it stay there? These questions are high in the minds of Yahoo YHOO
Microsoft ends bid for Yahoo
Afterdawn.com - 2 hours ago
A couple of days ago the software maker upped its bid $5 billion USD, a 70 percent premium compared to its inital offer in January. YHOOMSFT
Microsoft’s loss is Google’s gain
Scopical, Australia - 2 hours ago
Microsoft has abandoned it’s plans to takeover second-placing internet search giant Yahoo!, saying the cost was too high. Microsoft had sought to takeover MSFTGOOGYHOO
MicroHoo we hardly knew ye
Computerworld Australia, Australia - 2 hours ago
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Yahoo set to plunge after Microsoft’s $46bn bid is withdrawn
Independent, UK - 3 hours ago
By Sean Farrell Yahoo shares are set to tumble today after its dismissal of an improved $46.5bn (£23.6bn) takeover approach from Microsoft prompted the MSFTYHOO
Microsoft pulls out of Yahoo! purchase
Trading Markets (press release), CA - 3 hours ago
May 04, 2008 (The Australian Financial Review – ABIX via COMTEX) — – Microsoft has withdrawn its hostile $US44.6 billion offer for Yahoo!, stating that YHOOMSFTTYO:4689
Timeline: Microsoft’s secret Yahoo meetings
Seattle Post Intelligencer - 3 hours ago
Now that Microsoft has withdrawn its bid for Yahoo, new details are emerging about the behind-the-scenes discussions between the companies. MSFTYHOO
Microsoft plus Yahoo: Is it really over?
MarketWatch - 4 hours ago
By John Letzing, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — With the Microsoft Corp. acquisition offer that buoyed its stock now a thing of the past, MSFTYHOOGOOG
Microsoft withdraws offer for Yahoo
Financial Post, Canada - 4 hours ago
NEW YORK — After successfully fending off an unwanted takeover attempt by Microsoft Corp., Jerry Yang, Yahoo! Inc. chief executive, may have a new foe to MSFTYHOO
TechSpin: What Now for Yahoo and Microsoft?
Red Herring, CA - 4 hours ago
by Joel Dreyfuss It’s not the end of the story, to borrow a line from “The Matrix,” but just the beginning for both Microsoft and Yahoo. YHOOMSFT
Rejected Microsoft rounds on Yahoo! over Google deal
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom - 4 hours ago
By Richard Tyler Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s chief executive, has warned Yahoo! that it faces ruin if it pushes ahead with a planned advertising deal with YHOOMSFTGOOG
Who Can Compete With Google?
ABC News - 4 hours ago
By GIGI STONE It was supposed to create a new top result for the Web search, “Who rules the Internet?” Microsoft, by aquiring Yahoo, was going to become big GOOG
Microsoft drops bid after Yahoo rejects higher offer
USA Today - 4 hours ago
By Jon Swartz, USA TODAY SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft (MSFT) dropped its blockbuster bid to acquire Yahoo (YHOO) late Saturday, after the two tech titans could MSFTYHOO
Investors eye Yahoo’s alternatives to Microsoft
IT Business Net, CA - 4 hours ago
By Michele Gershberg and Anupreeta Das A woman jogs in front of Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, February 1, 2008. REUTERS/Kimberly White NEW YHOOMSFT
Yahoo braves shareholders’ ire in refusing Microsoft’s $47bn offer
guardian.co.uk, UK - 4 hours ago
A Times Square news ticker flashes a headline about Microsoft above a billboard for Yahoo! in New York. Photograph: Mark Lennihan/AP Yahoo is in danger of a YHOOMSFT
‘Microsoft can do it without Yahoo’
Daily Times, Pakistan - 4 hours ago
Microsoft can build a competitive online advertising business without Yahoo but it ‘could just take more time,’ CEO Steve Ballmer told the Wall Street YHOOMSFT
WSJ BLOG: Microsoft-Yahoo: Translating Ballmer s Letter
CNNMoney.com - 4 hours ago
What did Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) Chief Executive Steve Ballmer really mean in his rejection letter to Yahoo’s CEO Jerry Yang ? MSFTYHOOTYO:4689
Microsoft walks away from Yahoo deal saying price is too high
San Jose Mercury News, USA - 4 hours ago
By Pete Carey and Elise Ackerman Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer vowed last week not to pay “a dime” more than he thought Yahoo was worth, YHOOMSFT
Microsoft Gives Up On Yahool Deal
TrustedReviews, UK - 4 hours ago
Three months on from its original bid and after placing a further $5bn on the table (bringing the total to $49.6bn) Microsoft has given up its hopes of MSFTYHOO
Microsoft pulls plug on bid for Yahoo
Scotsman, United Kingdom - 4 hours ago
By Jane Bradley MICROSOFT has walked away from its bid for internet search giant Yahoo after the firm rejected its increased offer of $47.5 billion (£24bn). MSFTYHOO
Yahoo has ‘Monkey Boy’ Going Bananas
DaniWeb, VA - 4 hours ago
I’ve never liked Steve Ballmer very much as president of Microsoft. I don’t know the man personally, of course, and I could never quite put my finger on my YHOOMSFT
Microsoft Moves ON
KCBS, CA - 4 hours ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Investors are expected to react Monday to Microsoft’s withdrawal of a $47.5 takeover bid for Internet search pioneer, Yahoo, MSFTYHOO
How Microsoft abandoned its bid for Yahoo!
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia - 4 hours ago
Microsoft has abandoned its blockbuster bid to acquire the internet giant Yahoo! after a fresh takeover offer of almost $US50 billion ($53.4 billion) was YHOOMSFT
Ballmer’s Out? When Pigs Fly!
All Things D Blogs, CA - 4 hours ago
The blogosphere immediately jumped all over the inevitable meme that after the Yahoo deal fell apart Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s job was at risk. MSFTYHOO
Microsoft and Yahoo: Not even on the same page
CNET News.com, CA - 5 hours ago
Despite a brief moment of optimism heading into Saturday, Microsoft and Yahoo were really never closer to doing a merger deal than two ships passing in the YHOOMSFT
Sizing up Microsoft and Yahoo: Did anybody win?
Computerworld, MA - 5 hours ago
By Linda Rosencrance May 4, 2008 (Computerworld) Now that Microsoft Corp. has dropped its bid to take over Yahoo Inc., industry analysts assessed what MSFTYHOO
Microsoft Stunned by Yahoo’s Snubs
CNBC, NJ - 5 hours ago
With Microsoft now walking away from its unsolicited bid for Yahoo, new details are emerging as to just how bizarre these negotiations — or lack thereof MSFTYHOO
Microsoft’s loss of Yahoo! is Google’s gain
Times Online, UK - 5 hours ago
As Microsoft and Yahoo! squabbled their way into an impasse, the clear winner is Google. The market-leading search engine is left with two competitors, YHOOMSFTGOOG
Summary Box: Yahoo faces pressure after Microsoft ends bid
The Associated Press - 5 hours ago
THE FALLING OUT: Microsoft Corp. withdrew a takeover bid after Yahoo Inc. said it wouldn’t sell for less than $37 per share. Microsoft wasn’t willing to pay
Microsoft gets the shaft by Yahoo
Neoseeker - 5 hours ago
After trying to acquire Internet company Yahoo! before (at 31 per share), Microsoft has thrown in the towel after their recent second offer. YHOOMSFT
Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer may get second bite at Yahoo!
Times Online, UK - 5 hours ago
Only three months ago Microsoft had seemed so bold. After more than a year scouring Yahoo!’s books, with the aid of Morgan Stanley bankers and Blackstone, MSFTYHOO
Yahoo CEO on hot seat after rebuffing Microsoft’s $47.5B bid
KESQ, CA - 6 hours ago
AP – May 4, 2008 5:34 PM ET SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Yahoo Chief Executive Jerry Yang has gotten his chance to prove his company is worth more than the $47.5 YHOOMSFT
AOL contacts Microsoft as Steve Ballmer walks away from Yahoo! bid
Times Online, UK - 6 hours ago
AOL, the internet arm of Time Warner, has approached Microsoft about a possible tie-up as a deal between the software group and Yahoo! unravelled, YHOOMSFT
AP Business NewsBrief at 5:00 pm EDT
TMCnet - 6 hours ago
(AP Online Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Yahoo CEO on hot seat after rebuffing Microsoft’s $47.5B bidSAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Jerry YHOOMSFTCAG
AP Top News at 5:00 pm EDT
TMCnet - 6 hours ago
(AP Online Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Cyclone kills at least 351 in Myanmar, state-run TV reportsYANGON, Myanmar (AP) _ A powerful cyclone killed more than YHOOMSFT
Microsoft drops Yahoo bid: Reaction from around the Web
Seattle Times, United States - 6 hours ago
There’s no shortage of punditry and analysis on Microsoft’s decision late Saturday to walk away from its proposed purchase of Yahoo. MSFTYHOOGOOG
Yang’s Email to Yahoo Staff
Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago
today microsoft announced that it has withdrawn its proposal to acquire yahoo!. from the beginning of this process, our independent board and leadership YHOO
Microsoft abandons Yahoo acquisition
Computerworld, MA - 6 hours ago
By Juan Carlos Perez May 3, 2008 (IDG News Service) Microsoft Corp. has dropped its nearly three-month-long pursuit of Yahoo Inc., ending a historic MSFTYHOOGOOG
Expert: Microsoft should refocus on software
Seattle Post Intelligencer - 6 hours ago
One outside expert in a unique position to assess Microsoft’s prospects, following the withdrawal of its Yahoo bid, is Michael Cusumano, a professor at MSFTYHOO
AP Top News at 5:00 pm EDT
The Associated Press - 6 hours ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Jerry Yang has gotten what he wanted: a chance to prove his company is worth more than the $47.5 billion
TIMELINE: Microsoft attempt to buy Yahoo
Reuters - 6 hours ago
(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp on Saturday ended a three-month public effort to buy Yahoo Inc. Following is a timeline of key events in the corporate courtship, YHOOMSFT
Microsoft Flags Yahoo Bid
Newsroom America, New Zealand - 7 hours ago
The BBC reports that the chief executive of the software giant, Steve Ballmer, withdrew Microsoft’s three-month-old bid in a letter to Yahoo chief executive MSFTYHOO
Ballmer Wisely Doesn’t Overplay Microsoft’s Hand
Seeking Alpha, NY - 7 hours ago
As expected and discussed recently, Microsoft (MSFT) did raise its offer for Yahoo! (YHOO) to $33 a share. Also as expected, Yahoo! wanted more. MSFTYHOO
Microsoft walks away from Yahoo acquisition – Google wins
TG Daily - 7 hours ago
By Wolfgang Gruener Redmond (WA) – Microsoft has pulled the emergency brake and decided that it will not pursue a purchase of Yahoo. YHOOMSFTGOOG
As Deal Unravels, Pressure Is on Yahoo to Perform
CNBC, NJ - 7 hours ago
By Reuters | 04 May 2008 | 03:37 PM ET Now that Microsoft has withdrawn it’s bid, the pressure is on Yahoo to prove it can revive its languishing stock YHOO
Without Yahoo!, Microsoft is left to continue failing alone
CNET Blogs, CA - 7 hours ago
Microsoft has officially pulled out of its offer for Yahoo!. With Yahoo! goes Microsoft’s best chance to transform its culture and technology to become more YHOOMSFT
MicroHoo: The End of the Beginning
New York Times Blogs, NY - 7 hours ago
It has always been a bit of a mystery why Microsoft didn’t immediately go fully hostile on Yahoo after the first round of letters and Yahoo’s initial YHOOMSFT
Microsoft withdraws offer to buy Yahoo
CBC.ca, Canada - 8 hours ago
Microsoft on Saturday abandoned its bid to buy Yahoo because the two sides can’t agree on a sale price. In a letter sent to Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang, YHOOMSFT
Ballmer seals all Yahoo exits
Reuters - 8 hours ago
Microsoft dumped its offer to buy Yahoo on Saturday. A closer reading of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s letter to Yahoo’s Jerry Yang shows Microsoft is YHOOMSFT
Microsoft drops bid to acquire Yahoo!
Hindu, India - 8 hours ago
New York/Silicon Valley: Software giant Microsoft has abandoned its three-month-old bid to buy Yahoo! after the two failed to agree on an acceptable price. YHOOMSFT
The Real Losers in the Failed Microsoft-Yahoo Deal
Appscout, NY - 8 hours ago
Officially, it’s now two days after Microsoft walked away from the Yahoo deal. However, given the little information currently available (statements from YHOOMSFT
Yahoo’s Deterrents Pay Off, Microsoft Walks Away
eFluxMedia - 8 hours ago
By Dan Keane Microsoft today announced that it has officially withdrawn its proposal to acquire Yahoo. Ballmer has also published his letter to Yahoo’s boss MSFTYHOO
Microsoft walks away from Yahoo deal
Business Standard, India - 8 hours ago
Microsoft on Saturday withdrew its takeover offer for Yahoo as the internet company continued to reject the terms of the proposed deal, despite a higher YHOOMSFT
Microsoft has options after dropping Yahoo bid
MSNBC - 8 hours ago
By Allison Linn Microsoft’s decision to drop its pursuit of rival Yahoo could free the software giant to strike other deals aimed at better competing with MSFTYHOOGOOG
Microsoft-Yahoo. Ahhh. What could have been.
Conde Nast Portfolio, NY - 8 hours ago
Well, since it won’t be, technology websites began handicapping what happens next and trying to figure out what went wrong between Steve and Jerry. MSFTYHOO
Timeline: Microsoft, Yahoo’s merger-and-acquisition dance
The Associated Press - 8 hours ago
A chronology of events leading to Microsoft Corp.’s decision to abandon its offer for Web search and advertising competitor Yahoo Inc.: Feb.
Competitive zeal of Ballmer key element in Yahoo chase
The Associated Press - 8 hours ago
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — As Yahoo continued to resist Microsoft’s $42 billion takeover offer, a key question was just how far Microsoft’s excitable CEO,
Microsoft gives up Yahoo hunt, leaves Google to bag the kill
Ars Technica, MA - 8 hours ago
By Anders Bylund | Published: May 04, 2008 – 01:27PM CT Brad Pitt and Jennifer Anniston. Bridget Moynahan and Tom Brady. Romeo and Juliet. YHOOMSFTGOOG
Yahoo Shares Poised To Drop Monday As Microsoft Walks
InformationWeek, NY - 8 hours ago
Yahoo leaders Roy Bostock and Jerry Yang said they’re relieved that Microsoft has taken its merger proposal off the table. Will they still feel that way YHOOMSFT
Microsoft pulls out of Yahoo deal
Absolute Gadget, UK - 9 hours ago
Microsoft has dropped its bid to buy Yahoo, after the two sides failed to agree on a sale price. The end of negotiations, which started three months ago, MSFTYHOO
Microsoft withdraws bid for Yahoo
Howrah News Service, India - 9 hours ago
By OUR CORRESPONDENT Bangalore, May 4: Micro-soft on Saturday announced that it had withdrawn its $47.5 billion bid to buy Yahoo. YHOOMSFT
MS bid tried to check Google
Howrah News Service, India - 9 hours ago
By S. Raghotham Bangalore, May 4: Micro-soft is the leader when it comes to the desktop, with its Windows operating system commanding over 90 per cent of GOOG
Brier Dudley It looks like Microsoft came to its senses
Seattle Times, United States - 9 hours ago
People in Seattle used to throw fits about all the Californians coming here and mucking things up. Now it’s going the other direction, judging from the way MSFT
Microsoft Abandons Yahoo Bid
TransWorldNews (press release), GA - 9 hours ago
Microsoft abandoned its plan to overtake rival search giant Yahoo on Saturday after the two sides failed to agree on a price. MSFTYHOO
Yahoo shares boosted on bid hopes
Tehran Times, Iran - 10 hours ago
Shares in Yahoo jumped 7% amid expectation Microsoft is preparing to increase its bid for the company. Microsoft is reported to be talking to the internet
Microsoft-Yahoo Merger Collapse Could Prove Beneficial to AOL
Wall Street Journal - 10 hours ago
By GEORGE STAHL Time Warner Inc. and its AOL unit could become the biggest beneficiary in the breakdown of merger talks between Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo YHOOMSFTTWX
Microsoft’s On Again, Off Again Dance With Yahoo Off…For Now
Adrants, MA - 10 hours ago
Wait. Huh? OK, not that we didn’t know this deal would never happen but, please, can we just be done with it? Thankfully, it seems we are. YHOOMSFT
Microsoft drops bid for Yahoo
Men’s News Daily, CA - 10 hours ago
Microsoft has announced it is dropping it bid to acquire one of their Internet competitors, Yahoo, after a three-month courting effort by Microsoft.
Microsoft withdraws offer to buy Yahoo
RIA Novosti, Russia - 10 hours ago
NEW YORK, May 4 (RIA Novosti) – Microsoft Corp withdrew on Saturday its offer to buy Yahoo unwilling to pay an additional $5.5 billion for the Internet MSFTYHOO
Microsoft withdraws bid for Yahoo
CNNMoney.com - 10 hours ago
Software maker walks away after it says it raised its offer to $46 billion – says economics demanded by Yahoo ‘do not make sense.’ By Mark M. Meinero, YHOOMSFT
Microsoft Will End Up Buying Yahoo! Anyway
Sys-Con Italia (Comunicati Stampa) - 10 hours ago
Who else will write a check for Yahoo! for that amount? Larry Ellison? No. IBM? No. Google is not even in the picture Yahoo! founders Jerry Yang and David YHOOMSFTGOOG
Microsoft Sweetens Yahoo Bid; Yahoo Again Declines; Microsoft
Marketing Vox News - 11 hours ago
Following insider speculation that Microsoft had increased its bid for Yahoo “by a few dollars,” resulting in merger talks, Microsoft announced Saturday MSFTYHOO
Does Ballmer Need To Go?
TechCrunch, CA - 11 hours ago
Microsoft’s dramatic decision this weekend to withdraw its offer for Yahoo and not pursue a hostile bid raises a whole host of questions. YHOOMSFT
Microsoft withdraws offer for Yahoo
VietNamNet Bridge, Vietnam - 11 hours ago
Microsoft announced Saturday it is withdrawing its offer for Yahoo in a surprise that stunned many industry analysts and Wall Street investors. YHOOMSFT
MicroHoo Deal Collapses: What a Mess
Traffick - 11 hours ago
The following is just my take today. Others in my company, and me last week or a week from now, might feel differently. In the wake of Microsoft withdrawing MSFTYHOO
Microsoft Is Done Pursuing Yahoo!
WebProNews, KY - 12 hours ago
By Nathan Weinberg – Sun, 05/04/2008 – 11:14am. Microsoft announced it will not be going forward with its plan to buy Yahoo, after it was clear the two YHOOMSFT
Microsoft withrawls bid for Yahoo, Google wins
ZDNet - 12 hours ago
In a press release from Microsoft yesterday, Steve Ballmer said that it officially withdrawals it’s bid for the acquisition of Yahoo, and cites the deal GOOGYHOOMSFT
Microsoft, Yahoo, and Web Workers
WebWorkerDaily, CA - 12 hours ago
Surely you’ve seen the news by now: Microsoft has called off its attempt to buy Yahoo!. While there’s plenty of analysis flying around the blogosphere, YHOOMSFT
Leaving Las Yahoo: Microsoft’s $5 Billion Mistake?
Search Engine Land, CT - 12 hours ago
If Microsoft’s walkaway from the Yahoo deal is indeed a ploy to save $5 billion, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer may have proven himself pennywise and pound MSFTYHOOGOOG
Logging off on Yahoo deal
Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia - 12 hours ago
MICROSOFT pulled its $US50 billion ($A53.67 billion) offer for Yahoo at the weekend ending a four-month duel that captured the attention of US investors. YHOOMSFT
Microsoft give up bid for Yahoo!
Times Online, UK - 12 hours ago
Microsoft last night walked away from a three month, $47.5 billion fight to seize its larger internet rival Yahoo! in a move that will force the online YHOOMSFT
Ballmer Avoids His AOL-Time Warner; Can’t Find His MySpace
Conde Nast Portfolio, NY - 13 hours ago
Oh, what the heck, let’s do both. Though we’ll go light on the praise part. Because Microsoft has proven itself to be horrendous at this whole M&A game. MSFT
Microsoft Rejects Yahoo’s Price Demands, Abandons Bid
Washington Post, United States - 13 hours ago
By Peter Whoriskey After weeks of negotiations and posturing, Microsoft is giving up its efforts to buy Yahoo, saying that the price the Internet firm is YHOOMSFT
Microsoft scraps Yahoo bid
TeleText, UK - 13 hours ago
Microsoft has withdrawn its bid to buy Yahoo after efforts to negotiate a mutually acceptable sale price failed. The talks reached breaking point after YHOOMSFT
Microsoft Rescinds Yahoo Offer
Dslreports - 13 hours ago
There was a flurry of excitement this weekend when Microsoft and Yahoo resumed talk about a merger but it turns out the excitement was all for nothing. MSFTYHOO
Microsoft walks on Yahoo deal
CIO Weblog, CA - 13 hours ago
Microsoft finally withdrew itself from the brink of madness yesterday by formally withdrawing its proposal to purchase Yahoo, a conclusion which always MSFTYHOO
Microsoft Dumps Bid for Yahoo!
IDM.net.au, Australia - 13 hours ago
By Greg McNevin May 5, 2008: On Saturday Microsoft publicly withdrew its bid for Yahoo!, ending three months of intense speculation. YHOOMSFT
Shock and Awe: Microsoft Dumps Yahoo!
Windows IT Pro, CO - 14 hours ago
This weekend, Microsoft abruptly ended its takeover bid for ailing online giant Yahoo! after failing to come to terms on the value of the transaction. YHOOMSFT
Ballmer Pulls Microsoft Out Of Talks With Yahoo
dBTechno, MA - 14 hours ago
Boston (dbTechno) – Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has come out and stated that the company is no longer going to try and pursue the Internet MSFTYHOO
Microsoft withdraws Yahoo offer
MWC News, Canada - 14 hours ago
By Agencies The decision came after Microsoft’s attempt to increase its offer price to $33 per share was rejected by Yahoo for not meeting the asking price YHOOMSFT
Microsoft walks out of Yahoo deal (updated)
guardian.co.uk, UK - 14 hours ago
After Yahoo failed to move on price (below), let alone meet Microsoft half way, the deal is off. Microsoft has released a statement and the text of the MSFTYHOO
Microsoft pulls big money bid for Yahoo
Euronews.net, France - 15 hours ago
Microsoft has walked away from its bid to buy Yahoo after failing to reach agreement on the price. Microsoft offered 21 euros per share with a total value YHOOMSFT
Microsoft abandons Yahoo bid, rebuffing higher sale price
MLive.com, MI - 15 hours ago
By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft Corp. withdrew its $42.3 billion bid to buy Yahoo Inc. on Saturday, scrapping an attempt to snap up the YHOOMSFT
On Yahoo/ Microsoft: Jerry Yang Should Be Fired
Seeking Alpha, NY - 15 hours ago
So Microsoft (MSFT) has taken its ball and gone home: the company announced that it is withdrawing its bid for Yahoo (YHOO) after the company refused its YHOOMSFTGOOG
Microsoft abandons Yahoo! bid
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom - 15 hours ago
By Richard Tyler Microsoft has ended takeover talks with Yahoo! after an increased £24 billion bid was rejected by the internet search icon. YHOOMSFT
Microsoft Goes On Without Yahoo
Enews 2.0, UK - 16 hours ago
By Alexandre Carst On Saturday, Microsoft has decided to take back its offer to acquire Yahoo for $42.3 billion. After three months of continuous YHOOMSFT
Microsoft Withdraws Yahoo! Bid
Computer Shopper, NY - 16 hours ago
We admit it: We really thought it would happen. It seemed inevitable that industry giant Microsoft would succeed in acquiring search company Yahoo! MSFTYHOO
Microsoft/Yahoo Drama and Investing in Google
Seeking Alpha, NY - 16 hours ago
We sold our shares of Yahoo (YHOO) the week before last when the price hit our safety stop, which we were forced to place by the uncertainty surrounding a YHOOMSFTGOOG
From the Los Angeles Times
Chicago Tribune, United States - 16 hours ago
The companies had engaged in takeover talks, but were unable to close a multibillion-dollar gap in price expectations. SAN FRANCISCO – Microsoft Corp. on MSFTYHOO
Microsoft scraps Yahoo takeover bid
Computing, UK - 16 hours ago
Microsoft has scrapped plans to buy Yahoo after failing to reach agreement on a price and as the struggling internet firm threatened to forge closer links YHOOMSFTGOOG
Microsoft Yahoo collapse: the winners and losers
PC Pro, UK - 16 hours ago
But who emerges from the episode with credit and for whom has it been a time to forget? Here we round of the winners and losers of the merger that never was YHOOMSFTGOOG
Microsoft-Yahoo! – Yahoo! Dodges the Takeover Bullet As Microsoft
Sys-Con, Germany - 16 hours ago
Ballmer: “While Yahoo! would have accelerated our strategy, I’m confident that we can continue to move forward toward our goals” “I am disappointed that YHOOMSFT
Microsoft withdraws offer tp acquire Yahoo
Mister Info, Hong Kong - 17 hours ago
The software giant Microsoft announced Saturday it was withdrawing its 46 billion offer to purchase internet group Yahoo, after three months of efforts and MSFTYHOOWAR:IGR
Yahoo! & Microsoft Termination To Unleash The Hounds (YHOO, MSFT
24/7 Wall St., NY - 17 hours ago
It’s official. At 7:56 PM Saturday night, Steve Ballmer of Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) officially threw in the towel in its bid to acquire Yahoo! MSFTYHOOGOOG
Microsoft drops bid to swallow Yahoo
Canoe.ca, Canada - 17 hours ago
By AP SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft withdrew its US$42.3-billion bid to buy Yahoo yesterday, scrapping an attempt to snap up the Internet icon in hopes of YHOOMSFTGOOG
No deal for Yahoo and Microsoft
ic Wales, United Kingdom - 17 hours ago
MICROSOFT’S attempt to land search engine Yahoo came to nothing after the two sides today failed to agree an acceptable sale price. YHOOMSFT
Microsoft Scraps Multi Billion-Dollar Bid To Buy Yahoo
Gigwise, UK - 17 hours ago
by Jason Gregory Computer giant Microsoft has dropped its $42.3billion offer to buy the Internet search engine Yahoo. Negotiations ended yesterday (May 3rd) YHOOMSFT
Microsoft without Yahoo
BBC News, UK - 18 hours ago
By Tim Weber So who is the loser then, now that Microsoft has withdrawn its takeover bid for rival Yahoo? On the face of it, both companies are. YHOOMSFT
MicroHoo: BoomTown’s Favorite Email Haiku Analysis
All Things D Blogs, CA - 18 hours ago
BoomTown gets a lot of emails from Web players, big and small, commenting or, more typically, griping on whatever tech topic is hot that day.
Google’s shadow hung over Microsoft-Yahoo deal
Computerworld, Norway - 19 hours ago
In the end, Google played a significant part in the undoing of Microsoft’s bid for Yahoo, the latest example of Google’s ability to interfere with GOOGMSFTYHOO
Microsoft walks away from Yahoo! bid
Edmonton Journal, Canada - 19 hours ago
SAN FRANCISCO / Microsoft Corp. walked away from its bid to buy Yahoo! Inc. after the Internet company rejected its offer to raise the price by $5 billion MSFTYHOO
Microsoft abandons $47.5bn Yahoo! bid
InTheNews.co.uk, UK - 19 hours ago
Microsoft has called off its bid for Yahoo! after the internet company rejected a $47.5 billion offer. A letter from Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer YHOOMSFT
Yahoo being greedy…: reader comment from RegisteredUser999
CNET Blogs, CA - 19 hours ago
I agree with Steve Ballmer. It doesn’t make sense to buy up a company/service if these are true: 2.) Outsources their resources? This leads to future breach YHOO
Microsoft v Yahoo – post-match analysis
BBC News, UK - 19 hours ago
A few hours ago the Microsoft assault on Yahoo ended, not with a bang but a whimper. So with the game over, let’s assess the winners and losers. YHOOMSFT
Microsoft scraps Yahoo takeover bid
The Press Association - 19 hours ago
Microsoft has withdrawn its 42.3 billion dollar (£21.4 billion) bid to buy Yahoo!, scrapping an attempt to snap up the internet icon in hopes of toppling
Q&A: Microsoft ends Yahoo bid
BBC News, UK - 19 hours ago
The software giant, Microsoft, has withdrawn its offer for internet services company Yahoo after the two failed to agree on a price. MSFTYHOO
Microsoft drops Yahoo bid over Google partnership
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom - 19 hours ago
By Duncan Hooper and agencies Microsoft has dropped its bid to buy Yahoo, blaming the company’s attempts to build relationships with rival Google. YHOOMSFTGOOG
Yahoo dismisses MS’ bid as ‘distraction’
Economic Times, India - 19 hours ago
SAN FRANCISCO: Yahoo on Saturday dismissed Microsoft’s aborted takeover bid as a “distraction,” promising the struggling Internet pioneer is poised for YHOOMSFT
Microsoft Withdraws Proposal to Acquire Yahoo
OS News - 19 hours ago
Earlier this year, Microsoft offered to purchase search engine company Yahoo, however, the board of directors of Yahoo shot the offer down beause it YHOOMSFT
Ballmer: I Hereby Withdraw Microsoft’s Proposal To Acquire Yahoo
eFluxMedia - 20 hours ago
By Dee Chisamera No deal! It’s official: after months and months of negotiations, with Microsoft saying YES, and Yahoo saying NO, it was Microsoft’s turn to YHOOMSFT
Microhoo dead? Microsoft and Yahoo part ways – for now
iTWire, Australia - 20 hours ago
by Alex Zaharov-Reutt Microsoft has decided to withdraw from its bid to buy Yahoo, with Steve Ballmer citing Yahoo’s demand for US $37 per share as just too YHOOMSFT
Microsoft officially withdraws Yahoo Bid
I4U - 20 hours ago
Microsoft published the letter Steve Ballmer sent to Jerry Yang. Microsoft was willing to increase the offer to $33 per share. Because Yahoo is possibly MSFTYHOO
Microsoft withdraws proposal to acquire Yahoo
AFP - 20 hours ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) — Microsoft has yanked its proposal to acquire Yahoo, saying the struggling Internet pioneer refused to budge on price despite the
Walking away…
BBC News, UK - 20 hours ago
I thought too much was at stake for Steve Ballmer, for Microsoft to walk away from Yahoo. But he was speaking the truth to staff when he said on Thursday he MSFTYHOO
Rush of Microsoft and Yahoo talks preceded end
Reuters - 20 hours ago
By Anupreeta Das SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – After three months of waiting, the end of Microsoft Corp’s pursuit of Yahoo Inc ended in a rush. YHOOMSFT
Microsoft Gives Up Yahoo Takeover Bid
Epoch Times, NY - 20 hours ago
By Suman Srinivasan US businessman and chief executive officer of Microsoft Corporation Steve Ballmer (L) and Chief Internet Strategist of Orascom Telecom MSFTYHOOCAI:ORTE
Microsoft drops Yahoo bid
ITV.com, UK - 20 hours ago
Microsoft has withdrawn its offer for Yahoo as negotiations fell through on an acceptable sale price. The software company had raised its original offer YHOOMSFT
Microsoft walks away from deal with Yahoo
San Francisco Chronicle, USA - 20 hours ago
(05-03) 20:43 PDT SUNNYVALE — Unable to agree on a price, Microsoft Corp. withdrew its bid for Yahoo Inc. Saturday, putting an end to the three-month YHOOMSFT
Q&A: CEO Steve Ballmer, Before Microsoft Walked Away
Wall Street Journal - 20 hours ago
By ROBERT A. GUTH With a letter Saturday afternoon, Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Steve Ballmer withdrew his company’s bid to buy Yahoo Inc., ending three MSFTYHOO
Microsoft Withdraws Yahoo Bid
ABC Live, India - 20 hours ago
New York (ABC Live): Yahoo takeover has reached in stalemate when Microsoft withdrew its bid to buy one of the leading online search engines company Yahoo. YHOOMSFT
Microsoft abandons Yahoo bid
Irish Times, Ireland - 20 hours ago
Microsoft Corp has withdrawn its offer to buy Yahoo after the Internet company turned down its latest offer to raise the price by $5 billion (€3.23 billion MSFTYHOO
Microsoft drops bid to buy Yahoo!
RTE.ie, Ireland - 21 hours ago
Microsoft has dropped its three-month-old bid to buy Internet firm Yahoo! because the two sides cannot agree on a price. The deal fell through because Yahoo MSFTYHOO
No Microhoo – Microsoft terminates bid on Yahoo
TECH.BLORGE.com, Australia - 21 hours ago
By Erna Mahyuni It’s over – all the speculation may cease as Microsoft has decided to stop pursuing its Yahoo bid. After Yahoo rejected its initial bid, YHOOMSFT
Microsoft says deal is off to buy Yahoo
Santa Rosa Press Democrat, CA - 21 hours ago
By MIGUEL HELFT and ANDREW ROSS SORKIN Microsoft said Saturday it was abandoning its blockbuster bid to acquire Yahoo after it raised its offer by $5 YHOOMSFT
Yahoo, Microsoft deal back on track?
San Jose Mercury News, USA - 21 hours ago
By Pete Carey Yahoo shares jumped nearly 7 percent Friday on expectations that a deal to sell the Sunnyvale Internet company to Microsoft could be announced YHOOMSFT
Microsoft pulls its Yahoo offer
CNET News.com, CA - 21 hours ago
Microsoft is withdrawing its offer for Yahoo after talks between the two companies broke down on Saturday, a source told CNET News.com. MSFTYHOO
Microsoft Drops Yahoo Bid As Sweetened Bid Rejected
RTT News, NY - 21 hours ago
5/4/2008 2:04:28 AM After over three months of unfruitful negotiations, Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) seemed to have lost patience with Internet giant Yahoo! MSFTYHOOGOOG
Microsoft abandons Yahoo bid, rebuffing higher sale price
The Associated Press - 21 hours ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft Corp. withdrew its $42.3 billion bid to buy Yahoo Inc. on Saturday, scrapping an attempt to snap up the tarnished Internet
Microsoft withdraws Yahoo bid
San Jose Mercury News, USA - 21 hours ago
By Pete Carey Microsoft dropped its bid to buy Yahoo on Saturday after negotiations stalemated on price, with the Redmond, Wash. YHOOMSFT
Microsoft Abandons Bid For Yahoo – Update 1
RTT News, NY - 22 hours ago
5/4/2008 1:27:52 AM The ‘battle royale’ is all over! Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) has decided to walk away from the Yahoo! deal as the two companies couldn’t come MSFTYHOO
Microsoft Drops Yahoo Takeover Bid
ToTheCenter.com, NY - 22 hours ago
Over the past two months, it seemed like Microsoft’s takeover of Yahoo would never happen. And guess what? It didn’t. Microsoft Corporation said Saturday YHOOMSFT
Microsoft abandons bid for Yahoo
GulfNews, United Arab Emirates - 22 hours ago
Seattle: Microsoft has abandoned its bid for Yahoo after the two sides failed to agree on a price, the world’s largest software maker said on Saturday. MSFTYHOO
Xinhua world economic news summary at 0450 GMT, May 4
Trading Markets (press release), CA - 22 hours ago
May 04, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX) — – Microsoft has withdrawn its offer for Yahoo, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said Saturday. “After careful consideration MSFTYHOOOTC:CMTX
Microsoft abandons Yahoo! acquisition
NDTV.com, India - 22 hours ago
Software giant Microsoft said on Saturday it had pulled its offer for Yahoo after a higher offer failed to move the internet company. YHOOMSFT
Ballmer Throws in the Towel on Yahoo Bid
InternetNews.com - 22 hours ago
In a surprise move, Microsoft’s CEO withdraws his offer for search provider Yahoo, citing economic differences. After months of braggadocio, proclamations, YHOOMSFT
Microsoft dumps Yahoo bid
Pocket-lint.co.uk, UK - 22 hours ago
Microsoft has announced it will withdrawn its plans to buy Yahoo even though analysts believed it would launch a hostile takeover for the company. YHOOMSFT
Report: A peek behind the Yahoo-Microsoft meltdown
CNET News.com, CA - 22 hours ago
Curious how Microsoft’s multi-multi-multi-billion dollar buyout bid for Yahoo sputtered, then crashed? Kara Swisher’s BoomTown column in All Things Digital YHOOMSFT
Forget It, Ballmer Says To Yahoo!
Forbes, NY - 23 hours ago
Jerry Yang got his way. Now he’ll have to prove it was worth the fight. In the past week, Microsoft sweetened its bid from the original level of $31 a share YHOOMSFT
2ND LD: Microsoft gives up bid to acquire Yahoo+
TMCnet - 23 hours ago
US software giant Microsoft Corp. said Saturday it has given up its bid to acquire major Internet portal Yahoo Inc. as the two sides failed to agree on the MSFTYHOO
No MicroHoo? Hallelujah!
PC World - 23 hours ago
When I saw the headline, I smiled: “Microsoft Abandons Yahoo Acquisition.” Absent a surprise ending, the behemoth of Redmond’s attempt to go head-to-head YHOOMSFTGOOG
Microsoft/Yahoo: Summary Of Today’s News & Bonus Gillmor Gang
TechCrunch, CA - 23 hours ago
Summary Of Today’s News: Negotiations between Yahoo and Microsoft, widely expected to result in a negotiated deal by Monday, fell apart today. YHOOMSFT
Post-Microhoo: Winners and losers
CNET News.com, CA - 23 hours ago
Barring a come to Jesus moment by both sides, “Microhoo” is dead and buried. So who won and who lost? Months from now, we’ll have a clear idea. MSFT
Microsoft’s Ballmer Walks Away From Yahoo After Fight on Price
Bloomberg - 23 hours ago
By Amy Thomson and Crayton Harrison May 4 (Bloomberg) — Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer walked away from his bid for Yahoo! MSFTYHOO
Microsoft-Yahoo deal could boost Google
The Oregonian – OregonLive.com, OR - 23 hours ago
SAN JOSE, Calif. — One of the biggest players behind Microsoft’s drive to buy Yahoo has never been at the bargaining table: Google. GOOGMSFTYHOO
Microsoft Walks, But Some See Just Another Negotiating Ploy
CNNMoney.com - 23 hours ago
SAN FRANSICO -(Dow Jones)- Yahoo Inc. (YHOO) claimed victory late Saturday after Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) said it was walking away from its unsolicited MSFTYHOO
Microsoft withdraws offer for Yahoo
Radio New Zealand, New Zealand - 23 hours ago
Microsoft Corp withdrew its offer for Yahoo Inc on Saturday as negotiations fell through on price, even after the software giant raised its bid by about YHOOMSFT
Microsoft yanks Yahoo bid
Seattle Times, United States - 23 hours ago
By Benjamin J. Romano In his statement Saturday after Microsoft announced it had dropped its bid for Yahoo, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said the company MSFTYHOO
Is Google ad deal really Yahoo’s best option?
CNET News.com, CA - 23 hours ago
Now might be a good time for Yahoo to show some evidence of the merits of all those “strategic alternatives” it’s been pursuing. YHOOGOOG
Yahoo still in talks with other partners-source
guardian.co.uk, UK - 23 hours ago
NEW YORK, May 3 (Reuters) – Yahoo Inc is still holding talks with other potential partners after Microsoft Corp withdrew its unsolicited bid for the company YHOOMSFT
Yahoo’s Next Move
TIME - 23 hours ago
Yahoo never really wanted to be bought by Microsoft. Although Jerry Yang repeatedly said that he would consider Microsoft’s bid, he showed little interest YHOOMSFT
Microsoft withdraws offer for Yahoo
Reuters UK, UK - 23 hours ago
By Anupreeta Das SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp withdrew its offer for Yahoo on Saturday as negotiations fell through on price, even after the MSFTYHOO
Who Will Microsoft Buy Now With the $50 Billion Change Left? AOL
paidContent.org, CA - 23 hours ago
By Rafat Ali – Sat 03 May 2008 08:36 PM PST Despite the fact that Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) has withdrawn its offer to buy Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO), MSFT
Microsoft-Yahoo deal timeline
Seattle Times, United States - 23 hours ago
Anatomy of a deal that was not to be. For three months, the proposed Microsoft-Yahoo deal dominated tech-industry attention. Jan. YHOOMSFT
Microsoft Abandons Its Bid To Acquire Yahoo
TopNews, India - May 3, 2008
The “Yahoo Microsoft Deadlock” finally came to an end on Saturday when the Redmond, Washington based software giant, Microsoft decided to withdraw its YHOOMSFT
Microsoft Drops Bid for Yahoo
BusinessWeek - May 3, 2008
by Robert Hof Microsoft (MSFT) announced on May 3 it was dropping its unsolicited bid to buy Yahoo! (YHOO). The surprise move came after a day in which it MSFTYHOO
Blame it on Google
CNNMoney.com - May 3, 2008
Microsoft CEO Ballmer said the software giant decided to walk away from bid because Yahoo would become ‘undesirable’ if it formed an alliance with Google. GOOGYHOOMSFT
Microsoft may go hostile in its bid for Yahoo, announcement
Hindustan Times, India - May 3, 2008
Yahoo Inc has announced it will replace Google as T-Mobile’s preferred web services provider in Europe. Yahoo turned down Microsoft Corp’s offer on Monday. YHOOMSFTGOOG
A Deal Not to Be
Conde Nast Portfolio, NY - May 3, 2008
by Kevin Kelleher May 3 2008 Expanded: New regulations would end some lucrative credit-card practices that have long irritated consumers.
Microsoft Abandons Yahoo Takeover
Digitaltrends.com, OR - May 3, 2008
By Geoff Duncan After three dramatic months, Microsoft has officially ended its bid to take over Internet giant Yahoo because the companies failed to agree YHOOMSFT
Microsoft steps back from Yahoo bid
Apple Insider, VA - May 3, 2008
By Aidan Malley A takeover that would have created one of the largest single rivals to Internet giant Google has been abruptly canceled, as Microsoft has YHOOMSFTGOOG
Guessing Yahoo’s Opening Stock Price
New York Times, United States - May 3, 2008
The company managed to fend off Microsoft’s unwanted advances, even after the software giant sweetened its bid by $5 billion — an amount Yahoo felt still YHOOMSFT
MicroHoo: The Odd Couple Meetings Led Nowhere
All Things D Blogs, CA - May 3, 2008
I guess you could say Yahoo and Microsoft tried, holding a series of meetings that ended up proving exactly how incompatible the companies were. YHOOMSFTIST:KCHOL
Microsoft-Yahoo: RIP
CNNMoney.com - May 3, 2008
Yahoo (YHOO) and Microsoft (MSFT) are going their separate ways. Microsoft withdrew its proposal to acquire Yahoo Saturday, after the sides failed to reach YHOOMSFT
Microsoft walks: Five reasons why it’sa good move
ZDNet - May 3, 2008
Last ditch talks about a friendly merger between Microsoft and Yahoo unraveled when Yahoo wouldn’t budge from an asking price of $37, $4 a share more than MSFTYHOO
What Microsoft Will Buy Now
Forbes, NY - May 3, 2008
Ballmer’s objective wasn’t to buy Yahoo! (nasdaq: YHOO – news – people ). He instead is only interested in one goal: trying to speed up how fast Microsoft MSFTYHOO
Microsoft’s move: Is it just a feint?
CNET News.com, CA - May 3, 2008
Microsoft says its offer for Yahoo is off the table, but could this be just a negotiating ploy? It’s a natural question to ask. I mean, if Microsoft has had MSFTYHOO
Microsoft Abandons Yahoo Takeover After Price Fight (Update3)
Bloomberg - May 3, 2008
By Amy Thomson and Crayton Harrison May 3 (Bloomberg) — Microsoft Corp. walked away from its bid for Yahoo! Inc. after failing to agree on a price, MSFTYHOO
Ballmer’s e-mail to staff on Yahoo
CNET News.com, CA - May 3, 2008
This afternoon I sent the attached letter to Jerry Yang announcing that Microsoft has withdrawn its proposal to acquire Yahoo. We proposed the deal in the YHOOMSFT
Microsoft backs out of Yahoo bid
Electronista, CA - May 3, 2008
Microsoft tonight triggered surprise by withdrawing its bid for Yahoo. Company chief Steve Ballmer has validated earlier public comments expressing doubt YHOOMSFT
Ballmer Calls Yang’s Bluff: Microsoft Walks
Barron’s Blogs - May 3, 2008
Microsoft confirmed that it raised its bid for the company to $33 a share, but said Yahoo refused to sell for less than $37. “Despite our best efforts, MSFTYHOO
Microsoft Withdraws Bid for Yahoo
ClickZ News, NY - May 3, 2008
Microsoft today withdrew its bid to acquire Yahoo, opting against raising its offer $5 billion more or pursuing a hostile takeover. YHOOMSFT
Microsoft withdraws bid to by Yahoo
Thaindian.com, Thailand - May 3, 2008
Washington , May 4 (ANI): Microsoft Corp. has withdrawn its 42.3 billion dollar bid to buy Yahoo Inc. The decision to walk away was taken late on Saturday YHOOMSFT
Will Microsoft Really Walk?
New York Times, United States - May 3, 2008
Microsoft insists that it would acquire Yahoo only on its own terms. Now it said that it will withdraw its offer, after the Internet giant rebuffed a MSFTYHOO
MICROSOFT DROPS BID FOR YAHOO
New York Post, NY - May 3, 2008
By ZACHERY KOUWE The Microsoft boss yesterday decided to abandon his $42 billion takeover of Yahoo! after raising his offer by $5 billion today- from $29 a MSFTTYO:4689YHOO
Microsoft unwilling to pay new bid for Yahoo
CTV.ca, Canada - May 3, 2008
Software giant Microsoft has walked away from its bid to buy Yahoo, saying the latest asking price of US$53 billion, or $37 per share, is too high. YHOOMSFT
No MSFT-YHOO deal; now what?
LiveSide - May 3, 2008
Microsoft just walked away from its proposed acquisition of Yahoo!, ending 3 months of speculation on what would ultimately happen. YHOOMSFTGOOG
Microsoft Withdraws Yahoo! Offer
TheStreet.com - May 3, 2008
MicrosoftMSFT Saturday said it had withdrawn its offer to acquire Yahoo!YHOO after the Internet search company rejected a sweetened bid. MSFTYHOO
Microsoft Walks! Says Yahoo Demands Don’t Make Sense
Wired News - May 3, 2008
By Betsy Schiffman May 03, 2008 | 8:51:21 PMCategories: MicroHoo, Microsoft, Yahoo After a long, tense week of deliberations, Microsoft said it plans to YHOOMSFT
Microsoft cancels Yahoo bid
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia - May 3, 2008
Microsoft has withdrawn its proposal to acquire Yahoo, Microsoft CEO Stephen Ballmer said in a letter to Yahoo made public today. YHOOMSFT
OK, so what’s Microsoft’s plan B?
CNET News.com, CA - May 3, 2008
With Yahoo apparently off the table, it’s time to see what Microsoft’s back-up plan looks like. Microsoft has said for some time that it has a strategy with MSFTYHOO

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