- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 27, 2010

THE REPLACEMENT: Yahoo Japan Corp. will use Google technology rather than Yahoo Inc.’s to run its search engine and search ad delivery system.

NO GO IN U.S.: Yahoo Inc., which is a minority owner of Yahoo Japan, had proposed a partnership with Google Inc., but that fell apart in 2008 because of antitrust concerns.

CONCERNS IN JAPAN: Microsoft Corp.’s top lawyer blasted Google’s proposed expansion in Japan as “even more anticompetitive” as its aborted alliance with Yahoo Inc. in the U.S. would have been. Yahoo Japan says it had consulted with regulators in Japan.