Microsoft Corp. has finally roped Yahoo Inc. into an Internet search partnership, capping a convoluted cat-and-mouse game that dragged on for years, according to an Associated Press report. The 10-year deal announced Wednesday gives Microsoft access to the Internet's second-largest search engine audience, adding a potentially potent weapon to the software maker's Internet arsenal as it girds for an all-out assault against online search and advertising leader Google Inc. The extended reach will allow Microsoft to introduce its recently upgraded search engine, called Bing, to more consumers. The Redmond, Wash.-based software maker believes Bing is just as good, if not...

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