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This story was written by Rafat Ali.
It all started before the market opened on a Friday in February 2008, or at least that’s when all hell broke loose for us journalists. Over the last 18 months since MSFT first came out with its public offer to buy Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO), a lot has changed with the nature of the talks—from buying the whole company to just a search deal—and of course, a completely different team at Yahoo is now at the helm. Microsoft’s search efforts have focused on Bing, to some early success. The history of the deal talks, in links (in chronological order):

Microsoft Makes $44.6 Billion Cash And Stock Bid For Yahoo; 62 Percent Premium

Yahoo Considering Combo With AOL?

Yahoo Officially Rejects Microsoft Bid: Not In Best Interests: Yang Explains To Yahoos

News Corp And Yahoo Talk On Combining Digital; 20 Percent Yahoo Stake; Outside PE Firm: Reports

Microsoft Withdraws Offer For Yahoo

Yahoos Talks With Microsoft Conclude; Google Search-Ad Deal Coming

Microsoft On Yahoo: Not Interested In Rebidding For All Of Yahoo; Still Open To Alternative

Microsoft Still Interested In Yahoo Deal, Even An Acquisition; But Shareholders Must Replace Board

Google Withdrawing From Yahoo Deal; Not Worth The Legal Fight

Conflicting Reports: Investors Group Planning For Yahoo TakeoverWith Help From Microsoft

Yahoo Earnings Call: Search Revs Up 11 Percent In Q4; Still No Selling (Yet)

Ballmer Stirs The Microsoft-Yahoo Deal Pot, Yet Again

Yahoo CFO: Were Not Opposed To A Microsoft Search Deal

Bartz: A Microsoft Deal Would Save Yahoo About $500 Million

The New Terms In Deal Talks Between Microsoft And Yahoo: No Big Upfront Check

By Rafat Ali