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Microhoo: What might have been

CNET News' Stephen Shankland explores an alternate history: what would the world look like today if Jerry Yang had accepted Steve Ballmer's offer to acquire Yahoo?

By January 30, 2009


Will Yahoo CEO move pave way for Microhoo?

Reported plan to name Carol Bartz as CEO removes a key hurdle to any sort of search deal with Microsoft.

By January 13, 2009


Microhoo revisited: Would it be a search-only deal?

The key factor isn't who occupies the CEO's office. But with Jerry Yang set to step down, a source says, "Microsoft is open to a mutually beneficial search deal."

By November 18, 2008


Icahn says Yahoo's not telling the truth about 'Microhoo'

In his latest interview, the activist investor derides Yahoo's claim that price is the holdup to a deal with Microsoft.

By June 4, 2008


Microhoo's six key players work their magic

As Microsoft and Yahoo strive to carve out a mega-buyout deal over what has been a contentious three months, six key players have been working their magic, sources say.

By May 3, 2008


Is there a Y!Phone is Microhoo's future?

It's a grand idea, but it's hard to see Microsoft, Yahoo, or the duo pulling off a Windows Media-based phone born of a Wi-Fi-enabled Zune plus Yahoo and MSN online services.

By April 14, 2008


Online marketers unhappy with Microhoo saga outcome

The Google-Yahoo-Microsoft power struggle has only made Google, which controls nearly 70 percent of search market share, stronger.

By August 7, 2008


Flickr co-founder pines for Microhoo

Stewart Butterfield, who left Yahoo earlier this month, says he wishes Microsoft's acquisition of Yahoo had succeeded.

By July 28, 2008


CNET News Daily Podcast: AOL's spot in the Microhoo saga

AOL gets dragged into the Microsoft-Yahoo drama, and some members of MobileMe are getting a consolation prize.

By July 16, 2008


Jerry and Sue: A MicroHoo! fairy tale

As the story goes, Hansel and Gretel vanquished the witch. But in the Microhoo! fairy tale of Jerry and Sue, well, things don't turn out quite so rosy.

By July 14, 2008