10 Things We Learned from the Microhoo Fallout - Ballmer Can Say No to a Deal After All

By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2008-05-07 Print this article Print
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3. Ballmer Can Say No to a Deal After All

If Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is really that obsessed with killing Google, he showed remarkable restraint in walking away from the poker table. The sunny side is that he saved his company $45 billion or more--but at what cost to the future of Microsoft's Internet business? That remains to be seen.

Microsoft's decision to step away from its attempt to acquire Yahoo won't be the end of the saga. Here are some lessons learned and some speculation about the future.

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