Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Apr 2012 15:53 UTC
Internet & Networking "Over a year ago, Microsoft executives sent out feelers to Facebook to see if the company would be interested in acquiring Bing, though the overture was not officially sanctioned by Steven A. Ballmer, chief executive of Microsoft, one of these people said. Mr. Zuckerberg declined, saying Facebook had too much else to concentrate on. Dawn Beauparlant, a spokeswoman for Microsoft, declined to comment, as did Ashley Zandy, a spokeswoman for Facebook." Seems Facebook is smart.
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RE: Strange
by The123king on Fri 27th Apr 2012 20:20 UTC in reply to "Strange"
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Simply put, Yahoo had at one point a significant market presence, and as such, people are more likely to relate to the Yahoo brand than the Bing brand. Microsoft knew this, hence the attempted buyout.

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