Stories by John Blau and James Niccolai

Microsoft said to be in buyout talks with Yahoo

Having lost out to Google in a bid to acquire Internet advertising company DoubleClick, Microsoft has initiated a new round of talks to acquire Yahoo Inc., according to published reports Friday.

Study: High growth for open source in Germany

Germany is poised to see sales of open source software and services grow substantially over the next few years, particularly in the public sector, according to a new report published Tuesday.