Sources say trustbusters took an increasingly hard line with Yahoo and Google in the past two to three weeks, causing their proposed ad deal to become unpalatable.
More radical scenarios are sweeping across the Microsoft-Yahoo landscape. All the ruckus makes Google's position in Internet advertising look that much more solid.
A source tells Reuters that Microsoft would rather buy Yahoo without the assistance of News Corp. And the latter may be in talks with Yahoo directly.
In interview, lawyer hired to look into the Google-Yahoo deal says government was on the verge of filing antitrust suit when the companies abandoned the search pact.
Google thinks Microsoft acquiring Yahoo raises more antitrust concerns than Yahoo using Google search ads, Reuters reports.
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Yahoo's board of directors is expected on Friday to discuss the various options for cutting a deal, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Following the failure of the Yahoo-Google ad partnership, CNET News reporter Stephen Shankland assesses the chances that we'll see Microhoo negotiations resurrected.
Company's investment in Chinese business-to-business site boosted its net income for the first quarter. Revenue increased 14 percent, and CEO Yang is bullish.
The search-ad deal was set to go into effect shortly, but the companies postponed it to give antitrust investigators more time. The new deadline for review: Oct. 22.