The proposed Microsoft-Yahoo search partnership could be approved shortly by a least one set of regulators. Reports are now showing that the European Commission will give it a green light in about a week.
Note that this isn’t a sure thing, according to an unnamed person at Reuters who is “familiar with the situation” said, “I expect clearance without any concessions next Friday.”
Approval from European will represent a big win for Microsoft and Yahoo; since told that they couldn’t do business together in the European Union’s 27 member states can make this deal a bit more complicated.
This approval will be a special significance since the European Commission was hard on Microsoft in the past, fining it $1.4 billion on one occasion.
We’ll just have to wait a week and see what decision is made.