This is NOT a joke.
More: Microsoft Makes $44.6 Billion Bid for Yahoo after Yahoo Rejects Partnerships, Merger
Does it really matter? Why can Microsoft do with Yahoo that they couldn't do with their MSN service?
I can't really see this being good for Microsoft, really. If they're trying to compete with Google, I guess it may help, but is it worth $45 billion?
And this really should be in the Current Events forum. Not all news belongs here just because the Community forum gets more traffic.
I can see it being important to Microsoft who are still struggling to gain marketshare in the search engine market.
As of Jan 2008, marketshare is as follows:
Yeah I also agree I don't see how this would help Microsoft, but Microsoft probably has enough money to make this seem like not too huge of a deal.
I see this as yet more evidence that Ballmer is the wrong man for the top job at MS. He's only interested in Yahoo! for two reasons, the advertising revenue and to "****ing Kill Google!!" . The sales guy wants to peddle sales.
In the meantime their tech products will founder as their competitors close in. If this continues MS will end up like IBM, a services and consulting based company with a few tech products for the enterprise.
Really quite sad. Sell MSFT if you have it.