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IP takes centre stage in failed Microsoft bid for Yahoo!

Eileen McDermott, New York

Microsoft’s board of directors spent last week deliberating about which approach to take in its bid for Yahoo! – a move that could have significantly boosted the software company’s IP profile – before officially withdrawing its offer on Sunday

In February, Microsoft announced a $44.6 billion unsolicited bid for internet company Yahoo!, which was withdrawn on Sunday when Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sent a letter to Yahoo! CEO Jerry Yang expressing disappointment over the company’s lack of action on...

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