Mike McCue hasn't talked to Yahoo Inc. co-founder Jerry Yang since Microsoft Corp. ambushed the Internet pioneer with an unsolicited takeover bid a month ago.
But McCue would like his old friend to know that becoming a Silicon Valley subsidiary of the world's largest software maker can work out well.
Becoming a cog in a corporate machine isn't something McCue had in mind during the eight years that he spent building Tellme, which makes the technology behind directory assistance and other voice-controlled services. It ranks as Microsoft's largest Silicon Valley acquisition so far.
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