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Yahoo and Google Falling Out of Tree?

By - October 31, 2008

Just in time for my interview with Jerry Yang next week at Web2, this report from the Journal (via Reuters):

Google Inc (GOOG.O) and Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) could announce a decision to walk away from their search deal by the middle of next week, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

The two Internet companies have so far failed to reach an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice on implementing their search advertising partnership.

I spent a very engaging hour or so with Jerry earlier this week and we discussed this deal, among a lot of other things. I wonder if we’ll get confirmation by the time he and I have our chat Weds. afternoon.

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3 thoughts on “Yahoo and Google Falling Out of Tree?

  1. the thought of Google and Yahoo putting their heads together is an amazing start. Who knows that this could lead to.

  2. nmw says:

    LOL! Hmmm: Maybe I should change my suggested question? >> Who might be left over as another “alternative” suitor? ;D No, seriously: I think Yahoo still might be able to pull a rabbit out of a hat… OK — here’s only a slightly more serious question: “What’s on second?”

  3. jennysmith says:

    Partnership talks between U.S. Internet giants Google Inc. and Yahoo! Inc. may be nearing an unsuccessful close at the Department of Justice, sources said. The two companies are conducting ongoing meetings with government officials, where talks appear bogged down, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The Justice Department has requested the Internet companies sign.