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Attendees of the Interactive Advertising Bureau annual meeting say Yahoo and Microsoft may need each other but neither really knows what to do to beat Google.
Three years ago, Yahoo was the search leader, online ads weren't so huge, and Microsoft's dominance on every PC was undisputed. But all that's changed.
The billionaire investor recounts his own merger tale after Microsoft-Yahoo negotiations collapse. Are Berkshire directors Bill Gates, Sue Decker, and Ron Olson listening?
With the Google-DoubleClick merger wrapped up, Yahoo may face even greater pressure to find itself a buyout partner, according to Wall Street analysts and investors.
Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), whose home turf of Silicon Valley is abuzz with talk of a Microsoft-Yahoo merger, says she's "pretty confident" that a deal would spur government scrutiny.
Don Reisinger thinks Google is an integral part in ending Yahoo's deal with Microsoft. Is his theory right?
Microsoft's efforts to acquire Yahoo may come under increasing pressure this month, as time ticks away to get the deal done and past regulators, before President Bush leaves office.
Ahead of her trip to Latin America, News.com's Ina Fried offers her first take on a Microsoft-Yahoo deal, just in case it happens while she's gone.
The two companies have acquired more than 150 companies, combined, over the last 12 years. Will the M&A spigot get turned down in a merged company?
As Microsoft looks at the road ahead in its takeover bid for Yahoo, it might also want to glance at the rearview mirror to see what's been traveled.