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Daily Debrief: Microsoft and Yahoo back at the negotiating table

In Wednesday's edition of the Daily Debrief, CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi and Ina Fried discuss this latest round of talks between the two companies.

Like two teenagers trying to figure out if they like each other, Yahoo and Microsoft are back at it again, trying to determine if a relationship can work. In Wednesday's edition of the Daily Debrief, I spoke with CNET News.com's Ina Fried about this latest round of talks and who is more desperate for the partnership.

Despite the recent pairing between Yahoo and Google, signs indicate that Microsoft is after the Sunnyvale-based Yahoo for its search capabilities. That doesn't come as a huge surprise since that was the essence of the last round of talks before the deal was completely yanked off the table. And if we're likening this courtship to teenage love, I suppose that makes Carl Icahn the too-cool-for-school senior who's waiting to see how and when he can benefit most when the dust finally settles.