There $$s go! Microsoft wants Yahoo but only their search business

Yes! There they go again

According to Wall Street Journal,

It seems Microsoft is only interested in Yahoo!’s search business, with the partner in the deal likely absorbing the rest of the company.

This comes about five months after Microsoft sent Yahoo! an unsolicited bid to buy the entire company. Yahoo! rejected the deal, feeling Microsoft was not willing to pay a high enough price for the company that runs the Internet’s most visited website, according to Alexa.

Microsoft’s overtures are the latest in a takeover battle for Yahoo that has gripped Wall Street and Silicon Valley for nearly half a year, leaving both sides bruised and scrambling to address strategic shortcomings in their businesses. Both tech giants are now feeling increasing pressure to reach an agreement, but their recent moves show they remain far apart on what such an agreement should look like.