Microsoft extends revenue per search agreement with Yahoo

The deal may, however, not prevent Yahoo from trying to terminate the broader agreement with Microsoft

By , IDG News Service |  IT Management

Yahoo and Microsoft were both expecting to benefit from the deal in terms of economies of scale in various areas including backend search technology and advertising. There has been considerable speculation previously that the alliance between Microsoft and Yahoo was in trouble. Mayer, who was formerly a top Google executive, signed an advertising deal in February with Google that would result in Google ads appearing on some of Yahoo's websites.

John Ribeiro covers outsourcing and general technology breaking news from India for The IDG News Service. Follow John on Twitter at @Johnribeiro. John's e-mail address is john_ribeiro@idg.com

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