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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says Company Not Selling Search to Yahoo

Bing -- Microsoft is keeping it!

Asa Mathat

Forget what you’ve read: Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella said the company has no intentions of selling search to Yahoo.

In remarks during the inaugural Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Nadella said that in today’s “post-post PC world” — whatever that means — in which the average person is awash with data, the company will focus its efforts in finding ways to anticipate your questions and needs.

Nadella said the company has achieved breakthroughs in understanding questions posed in a more natural, human way, and offering responses. That technological milestone was achieved because of its work on its search engine, Bing.

Though it has just 18 percent share of the search market — 30 percent if you count the search it powers on behalf of Yahoo — Nadella described that as a success.

“I say it’s very important technology,” Nadella said. “We are very happy to partner with Yahoo, and not selling it.”

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