New Rumors Surface On Microsoft Buying Yahoo After Ballmer-Rose Interview

Ballmer discusses Yahoo acquisition rumour from PC Advisor reports on a recent interview with Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer and PBS’s Charlie Rose.

In that interview, Rose questions Ballmer of the Yahoo/Microsoft merger rumors from earlier this year. The new revived question is if Microsoft is still interested in a Yahoo acquisition.

When Rose asked Ballmer, “Why don’t we buy Yahoo?,” Ballmer corrected Rose by saying Microsoft “didn’t” purchase the company.

The new rumors do not lead to any more evidence of a possible Yahoo buyout but does lead to some more evidence supporting past rumors.

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  • http://www.theonlinemarketingguy.com sportsguy

    That is still a fascinating idea to me. Combined they could give Google a serious run for it’s money. I wouldn’t be shocked to wake up one morning and hear of an FTC filing or some such…

  • http://www.algopimp.com Michael Shull

    Personally, I would love to see MSN and Yahoo join forces IF it means a better search engine. Right now, my metrics show Google blowing both out of the water so badly that they seem more irrelevant by the day. However, if a big merger/acquisition like this means improved user-experience then I am all for it.

  • http://www.newsvisual.com/newsvisual/2007/08/microsofts-ball.html Harris Botenfelt

    Yea, Microsoft buying another giant to be competitive in the search engine field, not surprising. Anyway, I actually found a site that helps links the two together, with all the connections in between at:

    http://www.newsvisual.com/newsvisual/2007/08/microsofts-ball.html

    Pretty interesting.

  • http://omadsense.com/articles Omadsense

    I just wish the rumors were true and they would buy it – I think that Microsoft likes the rumor milll and probably really wants to purchase yahoo. But yahoo it stuck in thier hopes to digg themselves out of the hole thier in.

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