European Commission in the loop on Microsoft/Yahoo web deal

Microsoft has confirmed that it is engaged in informal talks with European antitrust regulators about their proposed search engine partnership with Yahoo.A Microsoft spokesman said: “We anticipated that this deal would be closely reviewed in the United States and EU, and discussions in both geographies continue. We remain hopeful the deal will close in early 2010.”The European Commission, Europe’s top competition watchdog, declined to comment in detail but told Deutsche Welle: “In such cases it is up to the parties concerned to calculate if their transaction falls within the EU Merger Regulation and notify it accordingly.”
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