Microsoft and Yahoo execs met this week in Sunnyvale, but the talks didn't go anywhere. The sticking point: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's troops refused to consider raising their cash-and-stock bid and so Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang's representatives likewise refused to initiate "formal negotiations," the WSJ reports. Meanwhile, commenters confirm that while its new brand advertising platform flounders, Yahoo "is indeed a mess inside. Yahoo is full of pissing matches at the VP level." Please, tell us more.