Mergers News

Microsoft, Yahoo talks no longer active -WSJ

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (Reuters) - Talks between Microsoft Corp. MSFT.O and Yahoo Inc. YHOO.O are no longer active, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the situation.

The report comes after two newspaper articles, including the Journal, said the two companies were in talks for Microsoft to buy Yahoo.

Yahoo shares rose nearly 10 percent on the original report, while Microsoft shares fell more than 1 percent.

((Reporting by Daisuke Wakabayashi, Reuters Messaging:; +1 206 652 2326)) Keywords: YAHOO MICROSOFT/TALKS

C Reuters 2007. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution ofReuters content, including by caching, framing or similar means, is expresslyprohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters and the Reuterssphere logo are registered trademarks and trademarks of the Reuters group ofcompanies around the world.nWEN7733