That was a hoax. Simpsons production team put out a press release the shortly afterward saying Groening was being satirical in his comments.
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Does anybody at Slashdot ever actually check *anything* before they post?
"The deal fizzled out when federal antitrust regulators said it would challenge any deal made between the two companies.""
The link is about the deal between *GOOGLE* and Yahoo!. Google != Microsoft.
The deal between Yahoo! and Microsoft fizzled out because Yang did everything he could to prevent it, not because of antitrust concerns.