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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.
The week was marked by a dizzying barrage of news on the future of Yahoo and its suitors, leaving industry watchers mostly scratching their heads. Also, RSA 2008. (By CNET News.com's Michelle Meyers)
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.
Company tried extending its prowess to browsers, phones, display ads, and online applications in 2008. The economy and federal regulators, however, dampened some of its plans.
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.
Following the failure of the Yahoo-Google ad partnership, CNET News reporter Stephen Shankland assesses the chances that we'll see Microhoo negotiations resurrected.
Search giant buckles to antitrust pressure. Meanwhile, the tech industry gears up for Obama presidency and the FCC opens up "white spaces."
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.
Google thinks Microsoft acquiring Yahoo raises more antitrust concerns than Yahoo using Google search ads, Reuters reports.
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.