Soured on Yahoo, Microsoft Made Pass at Facebook

Software giant reportedly expressed interest in buying social networking icon
By Jim O'Neill,  Newser User
Posted May 8, 2008 9:41 AM CDT
Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft.   (AP Photo/Joerg Sarbach)
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(Newser) – As its talks with Yahoo began to break down, Microsoft turned its attentions to Facebook as its possible Internet portal solution, reports the Wall Street Journal. Microsoft already has a $240-million stake in the $15-billion company, but it's uncertain if Facebook would consider a full acquisition. The Journal's source says there are no active discussions ongoing.