FROM Todd Bishop
Microsoft and Yahoo Strike Deal Last year, Microsoft made a hostile bid to buy Yahoo for $48 billion. That didn't work, but today the two agreed to a partnership. It could be good for both companies, but the primary target appears to be Google . While the colossus of Internet searching and its dominance will likely continue, today's deal is designed to slow Google down. Todd Bishop is managing editor of TechFlash.com .
Microsoft to Download Yahoo for $45 Billion Microsoft has made an unsolicited offer to buy Yahoo in a takeover potentially worth almost $45 billion. The two combined would still trail Google in online advertising, but the Justice Department is already interested in the impact on competition. Todd Bishop is technology reporter for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and writes the paper's Microsoft blog .
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