Microsoft's Ballmer on the Yahoo Bid

The software giant's CEO explains why he's trying to acquire the Internet portal. (Hint: It has a lot to do with Google.)
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In recent months, Microsoft (MSFT) executives dismissed the prospect of a tieup with Yahoo (YHOO) even as rumors swirled that a deal was in the works. Microsoft, they explained, was strong enough on its own to compete with Google (GOOG).

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