WSJ Reports Microsoft-Yahoo Merger Talk ‘No Longer Active’

Robert A. Guth and Kevin J. Delaney, reporting for The Wall Street Journal:

Microsoft and Yahoo in recent months discussed a possible merger of the two companies or some kind of match-up that would pair their respective strengths, say people familiar with the situation. But the merger discussions are no longer active, these people say. The two companies may still explore other ways of cooperating.

Interesting sidenote to the story: It was The New York Post that originally broke the Microsoft-Yahoo-in-talks story. The Post is owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., which just made an unsolicited $5 billion bid to buy the Journal.

Friday, 4 May 2007