Steve Ballmer (MSFT) is "trying to set the stage for a lower valuation" for Yahoo (YHOO) analyst...

|By:, SA News Editor

Steve Ballmer (MSFT) is "trying to set the stage for a lower valuation" for Yahoo (YHOO) analyst Colin Gillis says of Ballmer's unexpected mention of a possible future tie-up. "There's been a school of thought that's long said that a Microsoft-Yahoo deal would happen over time just because of the obvious synergies."