At an investors conference, Yahoo! CFO said today that the search engine company is not opposed to a search deal. BI spotted him making this statement on Bloomberg today. “The deal would have to maximize the unit?s value, Jorgensen said during a presentation today at an investor conference,” stated Jorgensen.
The talks about a search deal with Microsoft reignited when Steve Ballmer stated yesterday that Microsoft was still interested in a deal, but the new Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz ignored discussion requests. I think that the companies should move on and go their separate ways. Each company has their own strategy and business plan, combining them will not take away a lot of Google’s market share for search.