Monday morning meant back to reality for both Microsoft and Yahoo, after talks between the two sides collapsed over the weekend.
Both companies have maintained they had a strategy independent of the other, but now the two sides will have to prove it. The companies are likely still in dealmaking mode--just not with each other. Yahoo is still pursuing deals with Google and AOL, a source tells CNET News.com, while Microsoft has indicated that it will also look at other business deals. AOL could be on Microsoft's short list as well.