In what could go down in history has the most protracted acquisition talks in the history of IT, Microsoft and Yahoo are back at the negotiating table.

According to insiders, CEOs of the two companies met on Friday and began a new round of talks.
Yahoo got a new CEO, Carol Bartz, in January and she has now, says a report in the New York Times, talking to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
However, they aren't talking about an aquisition, says the report, but rather exploring options for search.
Last year, Yahoo knocked back a $47,5-billion offer from Microsoft to buy the company. It also rejected an offer for the search business.