Microsoft open to Yahoo search deal

Software giant not interested in entire company

Microsoft says it is still interested in some sort of Web search deal with Yahoo.

The software maker’s chief executive, Steve Ballmer, says Microsoft Corp. is no longer interested in buying all of Yahoo Inc. But he told shareholders Wednesday that the company would be “very open” to a search collaboration.

Yahoo spurned Microsoft’s $47.5 billion takeover offer in May. It also later rejected Microsoft’s bid to buy only its search engine. But co-founder Jerry Yang, who resisted those overtures, is now stepping down as Yahoo’s CEO.

“Let me be clear,” Ballmer told shareholders. “We are done with all acquisition discussions with Yahoo.” Ballmer says the companies are not currently talking about a search deal, either.

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