“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.
New York Times: Microsoft tried to get Facebook to buy Bing
2012-04-27 Internet 8 Comments
If the execs in charge of Bing wanted to get rid of it, why they did so much effort to merge with Yahoo in a not so distant past?