Microsoft, Yahoo Talk Search
Despite Microsoft Corp.'s denial of rumors that the software giant may have interest in Yahoo Inc., the companies have been talking—at least on a research level.
Harry Shum, the Beijing-based managing director of Microsoft Research Asia, said he has recently spoken with the head of Yahoo Research about the issue of enhancing search capabilities and competing with Google.
At the start of the year, there were rumors that Microsoft had made a bid to buy Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo. The Los Angeles Times, citing anonymous sources, said Microsoft allegedly had offered $80 billion for the company, an amount Yahoo rebuffed as too low. Microsoft, Yahoo Talk Search
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