Microsoft and Yahoo! talk merger – opinion roundup

Here are some breaking views on the reported merger between Yahoo and and Microsoft today: WSJ: "A year ago, Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. explored the idea of combining to form a greater competitor to Google Inc. The talks led nowhere leaving Microsoft and Yahoo to forge their own paths in pursuit of Google. How did they do? Well, they're talking again." The Times: "Shares in Yahoo! jumped 18 per