Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has reportedly "reiterated his interest in landing a search deal with Yahoo" but has been rebuffed, writes Dawn Kawamoto, citing CNBC. She also points to a post in The Wall Street Journal
that reviews some of the recent executive shifts at Yahoo and how that might play a role in the deal.
Jessica Vascellaro at WSJ writes "As Yahoo chief executive Carol Bartz readies a company-wide reorganization, insiders are playing close attention to how she'll fill one critical hole." Gerald Horkan left the company a few weeks ago, and his post remains empty.