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Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.

May 27, 2009 at 11:30 AM

Bartz: Microsoft can have Yahoo search for “boatloads of money”

Yahoo search is available, if Microsoft wants to pay enough, Yahoo’s new chief executive, Carol Bartz, said this morning at the D: All Things Digital conference in Carlsbad, Calif.

An excerpt, from D blogger John Paczkowski’s report:

“If there’s boatloads of money and the right technology involved would be do a deal, sure,” says Bartz. “It’s that simple.” So Yahoo is willing to sell search if the money is right and the technology is there? Bartz: “Yes.” Then a moment later … “They’d have to have biiiiig boatloads of money, though.” Are talks between the two companies still going on. Bartz says a little bit.

So what’s a boatload, at a company that turned down Steve Ballmer’s $44.6 billion offer last year?

How about $3.75 billion, plus a new Ford Fusion?

Comments | Topics: Microsoft, yahoo, Yahoo!

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