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Microsoft Yahoo! Deal Announced!

image You’ve seen various speculations and stories on this topics for awhile and guesses on will it or won’t it?  Today the answer was revealed and Microsoft and Yahoo! have announced an agreement that will improve the Web search experience for users and advertisers, and deliver sustained innovation to the industry. In simple terms, Microsoft will now power Yahoo! search while Yahoo! will become the exclusive worldwide relationship sales force for both companies’ premium search advertisers.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer discusses the search agreement with Yahoo! and what it will mean to customers, advertisers and the industry.  Click to view video:

Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz also discusses the agreement and what it means to Yahoo! and its customers.  Click to view her video:

For more information, I would also encourage you to read the full Microsoft Press Pass release on this exciting announcement as well as view the joint web site.

Thank you and have a wonderful day,

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