Microsoft currently trails both Yahoo and Google in the lucrative and growing business of Web search.
Google won a search advertising deal with AOL in 2005 that the Post said Microsoft wanted. In addition, Google is developing Web-based software that directly competes with Microsoft Office.
Unnamed sources in the Post story said Microsoft's latest approach to Yahoo, one of many it has reportedly made over the years, signals increased urgency.
Microsoft to acquire Yahoo for $50 billion?
Posted on Friday, May 04 2007 @ 18:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck