Microsoft’s Ballmer Says Web Search Buys Unlikely

7 10 2009

Microsoft does not expect to make acquisitions to help the company challenge Google dominance in the Internet search market, Chief Executive Steve Ballmer told Reuters on Monday. Steve Ballmer Chitose Suzuki / AP Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer. “No, I wouldn’t expect it,” he said when asked whether acquisitions would be part of the strategy. Microsoft recently agreed a search partnership with Yahoo! after a long and unsuccessful struggle to buy the company. “You’ll continue to see us work hard and invest in the marketing and the like, and of course we’re trying to get the Yahoo deal through regulatory,” he said after a lecture to Britain’s CBI business lobby organisation.

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