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Microsoft turns to AOL as Yahoo alternative

WSJ says Microsoft & AOL could partner

The Wall Street Journal claims Microsoft planned to meet with AOL executives yesterday to talk about the two companies combining AOL and Microsoft's online division.

Microsoft has been discussing a possible deal for months as an alternative to Microsoft buying Yahoo, the WSJ reported. Representatives of Microsoft and AOL didn't immediately respond to a request for comments.

The structure of a deal between AOL and Microsoft hasn't been worked out, the Journal said.

Microsoft has made multiple offers to buy Yahoo this year. Yahoo on Saturday rejected a joint proposal from Microsoft and investor Carl Icahn that would have sold Yahoo's search business to Microsoft.

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