SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Now that a pivotal advertising partnership with Google is off the table, Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang is ready to return to the bargaining table with Microsoft if the world's largest software maker remains interested in buying his embattled Internet company. Yahoo boss Jerry Yang faces some tough decisions after an advertising deal with Yahoo fell over. "To this day, I believe the best thing for Microsoft to do is to buy Yahoo," Yang said Wednesday evening at the Web 2.0 summit in San Francisco. Although he said there aren't any current talks, Yang stressed he and the rest of Yahoo's board "remain open to everything" after a looming legal battle with the U.S. Justice Department prompted Google to abandon its rival. Google would have sold some of the ads alongside Yahoo's search results had the proposal panned out. Yahoo had been counting on the Google alliance to boost its sagging profits and stock -- an outcome that might have helped pacify investors still incensed about Yang's handling of a $47.5 billion takeover offer from Microsoft six months ago. http://edition.cnn.com/2008/BUSINESS/11/06/yahoo.microsoft.google.ap/index.html LOL Primeiro nao quiseram, agora já estão aflitos.