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?