Google, Yahoo Split

And for some non-election news: The advertising deal between Google and Yahoo, tagged on the internet as "Yahoogle," is apparently dead. According to Kara Swisher at BoomTown, many Google execs opposed the deal from the start, since they feared it would bring their company unwanted scrutiny and feed its image as an evil giant. Google cited "concerns" from regulators and advertisers, and worried that a Justice Department review would drag into next year. Yahoo is apparently disappointed by Google's unilateral withdrawal, but the failed deal at least saved it from an ugly takeover battle with Microsoft.