Microsoft To Buy Yahoo Search for $20 Billion?

Rumors about possible sale conflict

By Scott McGrew
|  Monday, Dec 1, 2008  |  Updated 1:33 PM PDT
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Microsoft To Buy Yahoo Search for $20 Billion?

"Hey, remember when you were offering $33 a share for my company? Those were good times!" Jerry Yang is open to Steve Ballmer purchasing Yahoo! six months after he rebuffed Microsoft's offer.

Conflicting reports emerged Monday on the latest rumor about Microsoft and Yahoo.

The Time of London said Microspoft might buy Yahoo's search engine for $20 Billion.

It is the most visited web address on the planet, even bigger than Google.com.

CNBC Silicon Valley Bureau Chief Jim Goldman at said the people at Yahoo that he talked to said it is not true.

Yahoo investor Carl Icahn increased his overall ownership last week, sparking a bit of a rally in the stock.

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