What many thought to be the biggest deal between two heavyweights, Microsoft and Yahoo, is offiically over.

Long story short, talks broke down as Yahoo refused to budge from their $37 per share requirement (MS would "only" go as high as $33). Clearly something changed with Microsoft as TechCrunch put it:

Microsoft is making it clear that this is not just a breakdown in discussions between the companies. They are withdrawing their earlier bid and are saying they will not go hostile. They