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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.

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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.