I really thought that someday of this year, Microsoft and Yahoo, two great companies will fuse into one giant team-up, despite of the rumors that Yahoo had rejected $44.6 billion cash-and-stock offer to Microsoft. But then, May 3 of this year, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer have officially sent a letter to Yahoo! CEO Jerry Yang to withdraw Proposal on acquiring Yahoo!.
Steve Ballmer, Google-CEO
“We continue to believe that our proposed acquisition made sense for Microsoft, Yahoo! and the market as a whole. Our goal in pursuing a combination with Yahoo! was to provide greater choice and innovation in the marketplace and create real value for our respective stockholders and employees,” Ballmer said
In addition, “We have a talented team in place and a compelling plan to grow our business through innovative new services and strategic transactions with other business partners. While Yahoo! would have accelerated our strategy, I am confident that we can continue to move forward toward our goals,”
But i believe the two specified companies are still in experimenting or i may say in deep research on how to defeat GOOGLE dominance in the Search engine advertising market.