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M-soft wants to negotiate with new board  Microsoft threw its weight behind investor Icahn's effort to oust Yahoo board next month Shares soar on new takeover rumor Microsoft Exploring Partnership For Yahoo  WSJ: Microsoft has talked to other media companies about teaming up to buy Yahoo's search business Investor steps up Yahoo campaign  Outraged by new details about Yahoo efforts to complicate Microsoft takeover bid, Carl Icahn says he believes Yahoo's board will have to be fired Documents show Yahoo-Microsoft saga  Yahoo CEO Yang pushed for an employee severance program that made it more expensive for Microsoft to engineer a takeover Microsoft gives Yahoo bid another go Map of leaving the door open to a merger down the road Sunnyvale  Microsoft has made a new, downsized offer to cooperate with the Web portal while leaving the door open to a merger down the road Shares Plummet After Microsoft Rejection CEO on hot seat after rebuffing Microsoft Microsoft walks away from Yahoo
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Yahoo open to Microsoft deal Microsoft, Yahoo Chiefs Meet on linkups  Under possible scenario, Microsoft would sell Yahoo's search ads while Yahoo would manage Microsoft's display ads Yahoo: Quiet On MS Talks  Yahoo CEO said any talks with Microsoft about a search partnership should be done privately, leveling thinly veiled criticism Microsoft's Ballmer yoo-hoos Yahoo again Microsoft's Ballmer met Yahoo chairman  Microsoft's chief executive, Steve Ballmer, met with Roy Bostock in New York. The news follows reports of a conversation between Bartz and Ballmer Investor pushes Yahoo to sell search unit  Ivory Investment Management is adding to the pressure on the Web portal to restart talks with its rival Yahoo-Microsoft talks denied Microsoft: No interest in buying Yahoo  Yahoo shares dived nearly 13% after CEO of Microsoft said the software giant is not interested in renewing its bid CEO Upbeat Despite 2Q Results Yahoo turns down another Microsoft offer
Microsoft agreed to scrutinize Yahoo  Microsoft Corp. has signed a nondisclosure agreement. It wants a seat at the negotiating table if Yahoo decides to sell part or all of its b... Tech giants unite against Google  Amazon, Microsoft and Yahoo are joining a coalition to fight Google's attempt to create what could be the world's largest virtual library MSFT to hire 400 from Yahoo  Microsoft will hire at least 400 workers if government regulators approve the companies' proposed Internet search partnership Microsoft and Yahoo seal web deal


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  Yahoo and Microsoft have announced a long-rumoured internet search deal that will help the companies take on chief rival Google
 Bing search engine will power the Yahoo site and Yahoo will become the advertising sales team for Microsoft's online offering. Yahoo will get to keep 88% of the revenue from search ad sales on its site for the first 5 years of the 10-year deal, and have the right to sell ads on some Microsoft sites
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  Yahoo rejected an offer to sell its Internet search business to Microsoft. and leave the remainder of the company in control of Carl Icahn.    The complex deal would have meant a major dismantling of Yahoo; the sale of its coveted search e...

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  Microsoft has dropped its 3-month-old bid to buy internet firm because the two sides cannot agree on an acceptable sale price.    CEO Steve Ballmer withdrew the offer in a letter to Yahoo chief executive Jerry Yang. Microsoft had raised its offer from $44.6bn to $47.5bn - $33 per shar...
May.2 Microsoft sweetened bid for Yahoo Apr.26 Yahoo mum as Microsoft's deadline passes  Yahoo Inc. is setting the stage for the next chapter in the three-month standoff of technology titan Apr.24 Microsoft Won't Increase Bid For Yahoo Apr.11 Fierce battle over Yahoo/Microsoft deal. Google Apr.5 Microsoft gives Yahoo deadline for deal  The ultimatum, revealed in a letter from CEO Steve Ballmer to Yahoo's board, underscores impatience with the two-month merger saga Microsoft May Cut Yahoo Bid Mar.15 Yahoo, Microsoft hold informal talks  Microsoft Corp. executives met with their counterparts to lobby for a friendly merger Mar.5 Board meeting postponed to stave off bid  Yahoo has extended the deadline for nominating members to its board, a move that delays Microsoft from trying a hostile takeover Feb.28 Yahoo calls Microsoft bid a distraction Feb.19 Gates: Microsoft Isn't Raising Yahoo Bid Feb.12 Microsoft hints at hostile takeover Feb.11 Yahoo officially rejects Microsoft's takeover
  Yahoo Inc.'s board is saying that it 'substantially undervalues' the Web portal, but at the same time, left the door open for a counter offer
Feb.9 Yahoo Will Reject Microsoft
Feb.4 Microsoft urges to accept bid quickly Feb.3 Critics Question Potential Microsoft-Y Merger Feb.1 Microsoft makes unsolicited $44.6b bid
  Microsoft has made an aggressive bid to buy struggling behemoth, in hopes that the combined forces would create a formidable competitor Google
 The offer leaves the decision in the hands of Yahoo's board. In making the unsolicited public acquisition offer, MS is hoping to force Yahoo's investors to support the deal as they bemoan a slumping share price. The surprise offer of $31 per share seizes on Yahoo's weakness while Microsoft tries to muscle up in a high-stakes battle with Google likely to define the technology for years to come. Yahoo said it will 'carefully and promptly' study the bid


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May.4 Reports: Microsoft Pursuing Yahoo
  Microsoft is resuming its pursuit of search engine operator that could help it better compete with search leader Google. Yahoo shares surged 18%

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May.4 Microsoft considers to buy stake in Yahoo Mar.29 Google leaves Yahoo, Microsoft behind


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November 2011
11/23 Microsoft agreed to scrutinize Yahoo
11/23 Microsoft agreed to scrutinize Yahoo
11/23 Microsoft agreed to scrutinize Yahoo
2009
08/21 Tech giants unite against Google
08/04 MSFT to hire 400 from Yahoo
07/29 Microsoft and Yahoo seal web deal
04/10 Microsoft, Yahoo Chiefs Meet on linkups
03/03 Yahoo: Quiet On MS Talks
01/17 Microsoft's Ballmer met Yahoo chairman
08/21 Tech giants unite against Google
08/04 MSFT to hire 400 from Yahoo
07/29 Microsoft and Yahoo seal web deal
04/10 Microsoft, Yahoo Chiefs Meet on linkups
03/03 Yahoo: Quiet On MS Talks
01/17 Microsoft's Ballmer met Yahoo chairman
05/27 Yahoo open to Microsoft deal
03/03 Yahoo: Quiet On MS Talks
02/24 Microsoft's Ballmer yoo-hoos Yahoo again
01/17 Microsoft's Ballmer met Yahoo chairman
2008
12/10 Investor pushes Yahoo to sell search unit
12/01 Yahoo-Microsoft talks denied
11/07 Microsoft: No interest in buying Yahoo
07/13 Yahoo turns down another Microsoft offer
07/07 M-soft wants to negotiate with new board
07/02 Microsoft Exploring Partnership For Yahoo
06/04 Investor steps up Yahoo campaign
06/02 Documents show Yahoo-Microsoft saga
05/18 Microsoft gives Yahoo bid another go
05/05 Shares Plummet After Microsoft Rejection
05/04 CEO on hot seat after rebuffing Microsoft
05/03 Microsoft walks away from Yahoo
05/02 Microsoft sweetened bid for Yahoo
04/26 Yahoo mum as Microsoft's deadline passes
04/24 Microsoft Won't Increase Bid For Yahoo
04/11 Fierce battle over Yahoo/Microsoft deal
04/05 Microsoft gives Yahoo deadline for deal
03/15 Yahoo, Microsoft hold informal talks
03/05 Board meeting postponed to stave off bid
02/11 Yahoo officially rejects Microsoft's takeover
02/01 Microsoft makes unsolicited $44.6b bid
12/10 Investor pushes Yahoo to sell search unit
11/07 Microsoft: No interest in buying Yahoo
07/13 Yahoo turns down another Microsoft offer
07/07 M-soft wants to negotiate with new board
07/02 Microsoft Exploring Partnership For Yahoo
06/04 Investor steps up Yahoo campaign
06/02 Documents show Yahoo-Microsoft saga
05/18 Microsoft gives Yahoo bid another go
05/05 Shares Plummet After Microsoft Rejection
05/04 CEO on hot seat after rebuffing Microsoft
05/03 Microsoft walks away from Yahoo
05/02 Microsoft sweetened bid for Yahoo
04/26 Yahoo mum as Microsoft's deadline passes
04/24 Microsoft Won't Increase Bid For Yahoo
04/11 Fierce battle over Yahoo/Microsoft deal
04/05 Microsoft gives Yahoo deadline for deal
03/15 Yahoo, Microsoft hold informal talks
03/05 Board meeting postponed to stave off bid
02/11 Yahoo officially rejects Microsoft's takeover
02/01 Microsoft makes unsolicited $44.6b bid
12/01 Yahoo-Microsoft talks denied
11/07 Microsoft: No interest in buying Yahoo
07/13 Yahoo turns down another Microsoft offer
07/07 M-soft wants to negotiate with new board
07/02 Microsoft Exploring Partnership For Yahoo
06/02 Documents show Yahoo-Microsoft saga
05/18 Microsoft gives Yahoo bid another go
05/05 Shares Plummet After Microsoft Rejection
05/04 CEO on hot seat after rebuffing Microsoft
05/03 Microsoft walks away from Yahoo
05/02 Microsoft sweetened bid for Yahoo
04/26 Yahoo mum as Microsoft's deadline passes
04/24 Microsoft Won't Increase Bid For Yahoo
04/05 Microsoft gives Yahoo deadline for deal
04/05 Microsoft May Cut Yahoo Bid
03/15 Yahoo, Microsoft hold informal talks
03/05 Board meeting postponed to stave off bid
02/11 Yahoo officially rejects Microsoft's takeover
02/01 Microsoft makes unsolicited $44.6b bid
May 2007
05/04 Reports: Microsoft Pursuing Yahoo
05/04 Reports: Microsoft Pursuing Yahoo
05/04 Reports: Microsoft Pursuing Yahoo
May 2006
05/04 Microsoft considers to buy stake in Yahoo
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05/04 Microsoft considers to buy stake in Yahoo
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03/29 Google leaves Yahoo, Microsoft behind
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