Microsoft and Yahoo!: Happily Ever After?

If the No. 2 and No. 3 Web search titans tie the knotvia Microsoft's multibillion-dollar bid for Yahoothey may only just keep up with No. 1, Google
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Having spent north of $10 billion buying and building a Web business, Microsoft (MSFT) finally acknowledged its best efforts have done nothing to stall Internet leader Google (GOOG). On Feb. 1, the software giant took its most audacious step yet, announcing an unsolicited $44.6 billion bid for online rival Yahoo! (YHOO).

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