Microsoft searches for new angle in Yahoo! negotiation

05/20/2008 | Reuters · Wall Street Journal, The

Rather than acquire all of Yahoo!, software giant Microsoft is proposing a deal to buy the Web portal's search-advertising business. The deal would involve Yahoo! selling its Asian assets. If Microsoft were to acquire Yahoo! search, the combined entity would have about a 30% share of the U.S. search market. News of the possible deal comes as Yahoo! and Google are discussing a separate deal in which Yahoo! would outsource search advertising go Google.

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