Ballmer looking forward to a deal with Yahoo

Whereas the current economic crisis has many feeling very weary in regards to business, Steve Ballmer is remaining optimistic. Specifically in regard to future talks with Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz.

Reports have indicated that Ballmer is hoping to renew contact with Yahoo in regards to an acquisition. "I'm sure when it's appropriate, we will have a chance to sit down and talk", said Ballmer in regards a Microsoft-Yahoo acquisition.

The new CEO of Yahoo, who has replaced Jerry Yang, may not be as hasty as the former CEO to reject an offer from Microsoft. She is reported as having "opened the door for a search partnership".

Information may be scarce about such a deal, however, as Bartz has said such negotiations will take place privately.

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