Quick question: Why the hell isn’t there a Microsoft-Yahoo search deal yet?
At Web 2.0 a month ago, then CEO Jerry Yang said he was “open minded” about such a deal.
Earlier this week, Yahoo board member Carl Icahn reitierated his desire for the deal.
And today Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told the WSJ: “I think a search deal makes great sense for Microsoft, and Yahoo, and I think I’ve been very open about that.”
That makes everybody. But asked if are any talks between the companies right now, Steve said, “The answer is no.”