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