Yahoo - Microsoft Merger Dead

msn yahoo mergerThe 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.

Plus the two still wouldn't be able to effectively compete with Google and the new partnership would just lose more ground while they figure out exactly how the new partnership is going to work.