Comments on: Keep and eye on: Microsoft, Yahoo still talking? Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 By: NewsVisual Wed, 05 Mar 2008 23:20:04 +0000 The evidence shows that Microsoft and Yahoo have strong board-room connections that could point to the potential for ongoing discussions between the two companies. The first connection runs through the investment-banking firm Morgan Stanley. Microsoft Director Charles H Noski and Yahoo Chairman Roy Bostock would certainly be acquainted with one another since they both currently serve on Morgan Stanley’s board. Given Bostock’s influence within Yahoo, it’s highly probably that Microsoft would rely on Noski as a back channel for keeping the buyout negotiations open.