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Technology News Archive - May 09, 2008

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After talks with Yahoo Inc. ended, Microsoft was forced to withdraw its $47.5 billion takeover bid, causing experts to wonder what the company would try next in its effort to gain traction in the online battle against its rival Google Inc.

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With Yahoo off the table, Microsoft plans to challenge Google's online-ad juggernaut alone. A behind-the-scenes look at its provocative strategy.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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