Microsoft and Yahoo! have entered "early discussions" on a possible search and advertising partnership, including a face-to-face meeting between new Yahoo! chief executive Carol Bartz and Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer. Citing "several sources with knowledge of the situation", All Things Digital has reported the two Google chasers …
no no no
You got it wrong Cade. The proper title should have been "Microsoft! and! Yahoo! resume! mating! ritual!". Jeez do you not pay attention to the memo's?
Any way you slice it
It still comes up with Yahoo at 1/4th too 1/3rd the price Yang could have gotten for it if he had more brain than ego.
With both Gates & Yang leaving their companies, they must both be a pig-in-pokes. I must contact Stanford International, to help me finance buying BOTH companies.
Seems more like a re-run of Night of the Living Dead...
But then that is more entertaining than their content...
I always remember the KISS phase: Keep It Simple Stupid...
Which is all they have to do with an internet search...
But then they might have to use their services to understand that...
Which is really too much to ask in this day and age...
And if you dont believe that then just read those executive emails regarding Blista.
Perhaps we should expect a nuclear explosion as these gas giants collapse...
So guys: put your heads between you knees and kiss your arses goodbye.
It made sense for the Google-obsessed Ballmer to try buy Yahoo when
Microsoft + Yahoo > Google
Ballmer could have looked in the mirror and claimed he had more search inches than Google even though both Microsoft + Yahoo were losing ground and Google was gaining ground.
Google > world + dog
so Yahoo no longer has that ego-enhancing value to MS.
Ballmer will be reduced to trying to make a business case for Yahoo based on pure financials - a lot less viable now that there is no ego benefit.
Search and advertising partnership
Yahoo! = search + advertising - there's nothing else to their business. So this "partnership" is more of a "merger", which will essentially equate to a "takeover". It's just symantics, the outcome is the same.
Another one for the Microhoo! roundup page