Microsoft and Yahoo in Actual Merger Talks

The month-long saga of the Borg (in FSJ's words) assimilating Yahoo might finally be coming to a close, with the two finally entering into actual merger negotiations, according to the NY Times. Microsoft has reportedly upped its original $44.6 billion bid by several billion. The deal might still fall apart, but they're actively doing the dance. Looks like this could actually happen, folks. [NYT]