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Yahoo! freezes employee salaries

Yahoo! said on Thursday it is freezing employee pay as it works to curtail costs and improve the pioneering Internet firm's fortunes.

Microsoft says in talks with Yahoo!, but not ‘re-bidding’

Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer said his company was still holding talks with Yahoo!, although no longer about efforts to take over the internet giant. Ballmer, speaking during a conference hosted by the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> on Tuesday, recalled that Microsoft had dropped its bid to buy Yahoo! after Yahoo! rejected its takeover offer.

Gates plays down prospects of fresh Yahoo! bid

Microsoft chairperson Bill Gates on Wednesday played down the chances of a fresh takeover bid for Yahoo!, saying the United States software giant would focus on an independent strategy. "We put a lot of effort into talking to Yahoo! and the conclusion was reached that we should pursue our own independent path," he told reporters during a visit to Tokyo.

Report: Yahoo! open to further talks with Microsoft

Yahoo! is willing to negotiate further with Microsoft, top executive Jerry Yang said in an interview on Tuesday, as he defended his handling of the aborted takeover bid. "We were totally willing to do a transaction, and they walked away," Yahoo! CEO Yang told the <i>Financial Times</i>, adding that he is open to renewing negotiations with Microsoft.

Yahoo! rejects latest Microsoft takeover bid

United States internet company Yahoo! on Monday rejected software giant Microsoft's three-week ultimatum to accept a takeover offer, but left the door open to a higher bid. "We continue to believe that your proposal is not in the best interests of Yahoo! and our stockholders," it said in a letter to Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft.

Microsoft renews bid despite Yahoo! rejection

Yahoo!'s rejection on Monday of Microsoft's buyout offer sets the stage for the United States software giant to up the ante or attempt a coup by ousting the internet firm's board of directors. Yahoo!'s board of directors spurned Microsoft's takeover bid, saying the $44,6-billion offer is too low.

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