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Yahoo Tells Microsoft They Have No Chance

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Wow, talk about a smackdown. FT.com is reporting Terry Semel, chairman and chief executive of Yahoo, said Microsoft may as well give-up their quest for search market share.

“My impartial advice to Microsoft is that you have no chance,” Mr Semel said. “The search business has been formed.”

And Semel’s not one bit interested in helping Microsoft battle Google either.

“[We discussed] search, and Microsoft co-owning some of our search. I will not sell a piece of search – it is like selling your right arm while keeping your left; it does not make any sense.”

That crashing sound you hear, is a chair being thrown across an office in Redmond. :-)

Via Barry.

UPDATE: Here’s the video of the interview.

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