Yahoo’s Carol Bartz and Steve Ballmer in happier times There is talks of AOL and Yahoo looking for a merger, but now Microsoft is also rumoured to be sniffing around the ailing Yahoo. "Definitely, people are talking about it," a MSN source told Business Insider. While we usually think in terms of Bing and Yahoo, which makes the deal less attractive as Microsoft has a 10 year search deal with the company, it is Microsoft’s MSN destination which could benefit the most from an outright purchase. The source told Business Insider Microsoft was not interested in AOL, noting "Yahoo is a lot more interesting. If it comes into play, then at least their U.S. media business is a pretty interesting asset. It’s complicated because of those Asian assets." "The portal space is challenged. Facebook is just absorbing more and more minutes – usage. That’s having an effect on portals. The ...

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NineMSN is Australia’s largest online content publisher with 9.8 million people (March ’11) visiting the site each month – reaching 67 per cent of the online population. Its a joint venture between Nine Entertainment Co. and Microsoft. ninemsn today announced the new revamped home page which will be in beta testing for a while. The new website looks lot like the msn.com and offers you lots of options to customize it. Check it out at http://beta.ninemsn.com.au/. Source: Jose Fajardo ...

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