Microsoft still wants to buy Yahoo!, but they're not willing to budge from their last offer, calling Yahoo! unreasonable for wanting more money, and threatening to walk away from the table if they don't reconsider the offer. They're also threatening to kill the $44 billion formal offer and take a smaller amount to Yahoo's stockholders if they don't get what they want.
Now, we're as interested in the potential of a Microsoft/Yahoo! merger as the next tech-leaning blog, but we'd admit that we'd also like to see these two corporate giants slug it out in public a little before it all gets done. You know, just sayin'.
Reuters.com: Microsoft issues final threat to scotch Yahoo deal