has anyone noticed that every time yhoo makes a run and trades above 12, Mr Ballmer out of nowhere comes out and repeats that they are not going to buy yahoo and the stock takes a hit ! I don't think I have ever seen anyone repeat that they are not going to buy a company so many times.
Oddly enough, every time YHOO trades above $12, reporters, bloggers, and various pumpers come out of the woodwork and seek out Ballmer, and ask about the latest rumors that MicroSoft is going to buy Yahoo!
His multiple denials that MSFT is going to buy YHOO is, perhaps, simply a function of having to fend off so many desperate investors who continue to hope and ask about a buyout...
Of course he could be lying and trying to keep the price under $12 so MSFT can save money... After all, if it got to $13 or $14 and he had to buy there, he'd look pretty foolish after having offered $33, right?