TechCrunch is reporting that Yahoo and Microsoft talks are back on. “The information we have is thin, but what one source is saying that Microsoft is talking a price lower than the $33 they were offering when the talks disintegrated in May,” the report said.
The news comes a day after CNET speculated that Yahoo could be in talks with Microsoft again about the Yahoo search business. But, as we’ve heard in previous Yahoo statements, the search engine has no interest in selling that business.
Just don’t get too excited, and race out to buy Yahoo yet. According to CNBC, there is no deal for Microsoft to buy all of Yahoo, and that nothing has changed. The commentator noted that discussions regarding Yahoo’s search business have always been on the table.
All we know right now is that it’s a circulating bullish rumor that ignited call buying interest in July, August and October 2008.
Stay tuned for more…