Did he, or didn't he? Apparently, he didn't.
A report out of Europe cited Kevin Johnson, president of Microsoft's Platforms and Services Division, saying the software giant would be interested in bidding on a Yahoo under new management. But that isn't so, a Microsoft representative told CNET News.com.
Earlier this morning, the Silicon Alley Insider referenced a Bloomberg story that cited a Financial Times Deutschland article, regarding Johnson's alleged comments. Silicon Alley Insider, rightly so, questioned whether something got lost in the English-to-German-to-English translation.
According to a Microsoft representative, Johnson did not suggest such a scenario.
Meanwhile, Yahoo shares continued their slide. The stock was down 1.41 percent to $21.66 in morning trading.