As expected, Microsoft and Yahoo! have announced an internet search deal:

Microsoft and Yahoo, whose talks about a merger failed last year, on Wednesday announced a 10-year collaboration in Web search and advertising.

Under the agreement, which both companies hope will allow them to compete better with Google, Microsoft will power Yahoo’s Web search while Yahoo will become the exclusive sales force for both companies’ premium search advertisers.

Microsoft’s Bing service, which it recently introduced with much fanfare, will be the exclusive algorithmic search, the companies said in a statement Wednesday.

The full press release. And Farhad Manjoo’s The Case Against the Case Against Google which has been getting lots of buzz in tech biz circles.

JOE WINDISH, Technology Editor
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  • Wow! Finally Microsoft has reached a deal Yahoo for an internet search partnership. Will the newly announced deal between giants Microsoft and Yahoo be a good thing? Got to wait and see. But atleast Microsoft and Yahoo deal is straightforward and not complex at all and ofcourse, the negotiation talks have been going for long. I was just curious to know all the past negotiations between Microsoft and Yahoo so collected all the articles and links (more than 200) related to the current merger and the previous events or negotiations between Microsoft and Yahoo. If you are interested check the link below.