The merger talks between Yahoo and Microsoft are officialy dead. From this article on Internetnews.com, it seems like the deal has been dead a while now. Microsoft suggested talks of a merger and Yahoo quickly squashed it. Didn't really make sense to me. Even from the outside looking in I could see that the organizations would have a difficult time fitting the pieces together. Plus you don't just put down a decade of fierce rivalry and then all of a sudden play nice.