The proposed Microsoft acquisition of Yahoo, for $44.6 billion, shows just how much Microsoft covets the online market -- in search, advertising and hosted services. In this SearchITChannel.com podcast, news writer Colin Steele speaks with Microsoft partners at the "Heroes Happen Here" event in Los Angeles about how the potential Yahoo acquisition could affect them.
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