After failing to gobble up Yahoo, Microsoft turns its face to FaceBook.
Whatdaya think the 70,000,000 Facebook members think?

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp gauged Facebook's interest in a possible acquisition after the software giant's failed takeover attempt of Yahoo Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
The newspaper reported on its Web site that Microsoft's bankers put out subtle signals to Facebook, the social networking Web site, to see if it would be open to a full acquisition.
In October, Microsoft took a $240 million stake in Facebook, which valued the start-up at $15 billion. Citing an unnamed source, the report said there are no active discussions between the two companies

UPDATE: and this after Bill Gates said: Microsoft going 'Independent Way'

By YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer Wed May 7, 7:33 AM ET
TOKYO - Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates said Wednesday the company isn't pursuing other deals following the withdrawal of its $47.5 billion takeover bid for Yahoo.

Yo Ho Ho! and a bottle of Rum!

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