Microsoft, Yahoo announce search deal

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SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft Corp. has finally roped Yahoo Inc. into an Internet search partnership, capping a convoluted pursuit that dragged on for years and setting the stage for them to make a joint assault against the dominance of Google Inc.

The 10-year deal announced Wednesday gives Microsoft access to the Internet’s second-largest search engine audience, beefing up the software maker’s arsenal as it tries to better confront Google, which is by far the leader in online search and advertising.

Microsoft didn’t have to give Yahoo an upfront payment to make it happen, as many Yahoo investors had been counting on ever since Microsoft dangled $1 billion last summer in an attempt to forge a search partnership then.

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32193887/ns/business-us_business/

Can they finally together put some dent to Google?

They can't beat Google, many times they tried, microsoft's bing was a crap too....

So microsoft's capitalist(bill gates and others)! again tries to make their monopoly.