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Microsoft buys Yammer for $1.2B  San Francisco: Microsoft wants to bring Facebook-like sharing features to its business software applications Microsoft Said to Agree to Acquire Yammer for $1.2B. San Francisco Microsoft agreed to scrutinize Yahoo  Microsoft Corp. has signed a nondisclosure agreement. It wants a seat at the negotiating table if Yahoo decides to sell part or all of its b... Ebay to make $1.4 billion on Skype deal. eBay Microsoft near deal to buy Skype  eBay: Microsoft Corp. is nearing a deal to buy the popular Internet telephone service. Ebay bought Skype for $2.6 billion and sell 70% Yahoo open to Microsoft deal Yahoo: Quiet On MS Talks  Yahoo CEO said any talks with Microsoft about a search partnership should be done privately, leveling thinly veiled criticism Microsoft's Ballmer yoo-hoos Yahoo again Microsoft's Ballmer met Yahoo chairman  Microsoft's chief executive, Steve Ballmer, met with Roy Bostock in New York. The news follows reports of a conversation between Bartz and B... Yahoo-Microsoft talks denied Microsoft: No interest in buying Yahoo  Yahoo shares dived nearly 13% after CEO of Microsoft said the software giant is not interested in renewing its bid Yahoo turns down another Microsoft offer
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Salesforce and Microsoft integrate software. San Francisco Zynga CEO steps down, Microsoft exec to take post
Disney and Microsoft reportedly mulling bid for Twitter Microsoft to pay $26.2 billion for LinkedInís contacts

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  San Francisco: Zynga says its CEO, Mark Pincus, is stepping down to be replaced by Don Mattrick, the head of Microsoft's Xbox business


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  Yahoo rejected an offer to sell its Internet search business to Microsoft. and leave the remainder of the company in control of Carl Icahn.    The complex deal would have meant a major dismantling of Yahoo; the sale of its coveted search e...
Jul.7 M-soft wants to negotiate with new board  Yahoo: Microsoft threw its weight behind investor Icahn's effort to oust Yahoo board next month Jul.3 Shares soar on new takeover rumor. Yahoo Jul.2 Microsoft Exploring Partnership For Yahoo  WSJ: Microsoft has talked to other media companies about teaming up to buy Yahoo's search business Jun.2 Documents show Yahoo-Microsoft saga  Yahoo CEO Yang pushed for an employee severance program that made it more expensive for Microsoft to engineer a takeover May.18 Microsoft gives Yahoo bid another go  Microsoft has made a new, downsized offer to cooperate with the Web portal while leaving the door open to a merger down the road May.4 CEO on hot seat after rebuffing Microsoft  Yahoo: Analysts believe stock price, which had climbed 50% since Microsoft's initial offer, will surrender most, if not all, of that gain May.3 Microsoft walks away from Yahoo
  Microsoft has dropped its 3-month-old bid to buy internet firm because the two sides cannot agree on an acceptable sale price.    CEO Steve Ballmer withdrew the offer in a letter to Yahoo chief executive Jerry Yang. Microsoft had raised its offer from $44.6bn to $47.5bn - $33 per shar...
May.2 Microsoft sweetened bid for Yahoo Apr.26 Yahoo mum as Microsoft's deadline passes  Yahoo Inc. is setting the stage for the next chapter in the three-month standoff of technology titan Apr.24 Microsoft Won't Increase Bid For Yahoo Apr.5 Microsoft gives Yahoo deadline for deal  The ultimatum, revealed in a letter from CEO Steve Ballmer to Yahoo's board, underscores impatience with the two-month merger saga Mar.15 Yahoo, Microsoft hold informal talks  Microsoft Corp. executives met with their counterparts to lobby for a friendly merger Mar.5 Board meeting postponed to stave off bid  Yahoo: Yahoo has extended the deadline for nominating members to its board, a move that delays Microsoft from trying a hostile takeover Feb.11 Yahoo officially rejects Microsoft's takeover  Yahoo Inc.'s board is saying that it 'substantially undervalues' the Web portal, but at the same time, left the door open for a counter offer Feb.1 Microsoft makes unsolicited $44.6b bid
  Yahoo: Microsoft has made an aggressive bid to buy struggling behemoth, in hopes that the combined forces would create a formidable competitor Google
 The offer leaves the decision in the hands of Yahoo's board. In making the unsolicited public acquisition offer, MS is hoping to force Yahoo's investors to support the deal as they bemoan a slumping share price. The surprise offer of $31 per share seizes on Yahoo's weakness while Microsoft tries to muscle up in a high-stakes battle with Google likely to define the technology for years to come. Yahoo said it will 'carefully and promptly' study the bid

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Oct.24 Microsoft Puts $240M In Facebook
  Rapidly rising Internet star has sold a 1.6% stake to Microsoft, spurning a competing offer from online search leader Google May.4 Reports: Microsoft Pursuing Yahoo  Microsoft is resuming its pursuit of search engine operator that could help it better compete with search leader Google. Yahoo shares surged 18%

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B. 2016-09-26 Disney and Microsoft reportedly mulling bid for Twitter Twitter
2016-06-13 Microsoft to pay $26.2 billion for LinkedInís contacts LinkedIn
D. 2014-10-13 Salesforce and Microsoft integrate software San Francisco
E. 2013-07-01 Zynga CEO steps down, Microsoft exec to take post San Francisco
5. 2013-06-05 Microsoft buys Yammer for $1.2B San Francisco
6. 2012-06-15 Microsoft Said to Agree to Acquire Yammer for $1.2B Olympic Club, San Francisco
H. 2011-11-23 Microsoft agreed to scrutinize Yahoo Yahoo
I. 2011-05-11 Ebay to make $1.4 billion on Skype deal eBay
J. 2011-05-09 Microsoft near deal to buy Skype eBay

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