Microsoft – Again – Rejects Yahoo Bid

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yahoo_dark_small.jpgADOTAS — Steve Ballmer, once again, says that there is no chance that Microsoft  would buy Yahoo.

That seems to put an end to the speculation that a group of investment bankers and top Silicon Valley executives were working on a deal to take over Yahoo with debt supplied by Microsoft. Unless, of course, he’s playing a good poker game and wants to push Yahoo’s stock price down before a final assault.

Where does that leave Yahoo, and it’s endless search (ouch) for a top executive? According Kara Swisher, former Autodesk executive Carol Bartz is now a top candidate. Despite earlier assurances that the seat would be filled by the end of last year, the hunt continues, with Bartz and Yahoo board members John Chapple and Maggie Wilderotter in the mix.

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