Ballmer to Yahoo: no deal likely by Brian Blum in Uncategorized 07 Nov 2008 Despite what Jerry Yang has been saying, Yahoo better not be counting on a new buy out offer from Microsoft. Here’s what Microsoft CEO told a business luncheon in Sydney today: “We tried at one point to do a partnership around search … and that didn’t work either, and we moved on and they moved on. We are not interested in going back and re-looking at an acquisition. I don’t This article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share Building Salesjerry yangmicrosoftsteve ballmerStrategyweb 2.0yahoo Brian Blum Brian Blum covers the U.S., Canada and Israel for Classified Intelligence Report, and contributes to our special reports and research projects. Originally from San Francisco and now based in Jerusalem, he has been with the AIM Group since 2004. He is the president of Blum Interactive Media, specializing in writing and multimedia content development for online, print, video and audio. His clients include newspapers, universities and non-profits. He is currently working on a book about the billion-dollar bankruptcy of a once high-flying Israeli startup.