Microsoft to buy Yahoo!?

By ScottIsAFool | Posted February 1, 2008 9 comments

y3 This news is hitting the internet pretty rapidly. Microsoft have offered to buy Yahoo! for $44.6 billion! This move is to try and bolster Microsoft’s position in the online services market in its continuing battle with Google. In some aspects, this move can be seen as a shock, but in others, it isn’t, after all, Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger users have been able to talk to each other for quite some time now. It will be interesting to see how this plays out and what it offers. I’m sure there will be many more discussions on this to come.

SL

Posted February 1st, 2008 at 9:21 pm
Category: News
Tags: Corporate Strategy, Yahoo!
  • Salem

    Wow, i really didn’t see this one coming.

  • gong

    I don’t think Yahoo is a good choice.

  • Khristopher

    I think this would be VERY smart for MS to do.

  • WyzyrdMyrrlyn

    yahoo is about to die. this way, they can salvage something from the wreck

  • Mephiles
  • joeale

    This is the best idea that microsoft has done.Next what news will bee comeing out mix08.Can any tell me info there is any news on when windows live wallet yet.

  • MisinformedDNA

    I’m going to go wake up now.

    @Joeala: There is no news on WL Wallet. I really doubt you’ll see that anytime soon.

  • jlai

    I creat a poll at http://polls.zoho.com/external/commans/do-you-like-microsoft-to-buy-yahoo . Vote to express your thoughts on this Microsoft’s attempt, and see the result.

  • quikboy

    I think Microsoft should have first bought Amazon, THEN Yahoo!.

    Amazon has more going for it at the moment than Y!. (large online store, ebook reader, DRM-free music, etc.)

    Yahoo! has been really improving their sites lately (better than most of the MSN UI refreshes!), and they have always had some good services. Though their search is the worst. They also have Flickr.

    I hope if Microsoft does buy Yahoo!, the transition will go as smooth as possible. And Microsoft doesn’t alienate new employees and current users.