Will the soap opera that is Yahoo-Microsoft never end? The hostile takeover
attempt by Microsoft went on for months. Then, as Yahoo expressed interest,
Microsoft summarily called off the hunt and has repeatedly said it
has no interest
in the search company.
A report emerged over the holiday break that Microsoft was offering
$20 billion for the search business. A day later, a "source" claimed
it was all poppycock.
Twenty billion dollars is far less than the $45 billion Microsoft offered for
all of Yahoo, but I still think the money is better spent inventing the future
instead of just buying market share.
Posted by Doug Barney on December 01, 2008