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Microsoft exec Brian Hall told Merrill Lynch analysts today that the company has "moved on" since the Yahoo mess. "We've withdrawn the offer and moved on, and now are focused on how we grow as fast as possible organically," Hall, general manager of Microsoft's Windows Live online products, told the analysts. Hall said that Microsoft only wanted Yahoo for help with instant messaging and email — an odd whopper to tell, because who's going believe either of those businesses are worth $47 billion? Put your hand down, Jerry.