Microsoft and Yahoo finally get together, and if Yahoo doesn't see the end coming, that girl is beyond help. Plus: the Apple tablet!
The long-anticipated search and ad partnership between Microsoft and Yahoo was announced this week, followed by lots of analysis. Also in merger news, Sprint and Virgin Mobile connect.
The Microsoft Yahoo hook-up finally happened and now all their friends are glad the drama's over. But they're not getting hitched. Microsoft's shelling out some dough for Yahoo to use Bing and Yahoo's going to sell the crap out of it. In other news we will all die from automatic drones programmed to make their own decisions about who to kill.
The Microsoft Yahoo hookup finally happened and now all their friends are glad the drama's over. But they're not getting hitched. Microsoft's shelling out some dough for Yahoo to use Bing and Yahoo's going to sell the crap out of it.
Ad Age's magic 8-ball says that "signs point to yes." That said, we've all been down this road before. Take it with a grain of salt, if your shaker isn't already empty.
CNET News' Stephen Shankland explores an alternate history: what would the world look like today if Jerry Yang had accepted Steve Ballmer's offer to acquire Yahoo?
Reported plan to name Carol Bartz as CEO removes a key hurdle to any sort of search deal with Microsoft.
The key factor isn't who occupies the CEO's office. But with Jerry Yang set to step down, a source says, "Microsoft is open to a mutually beneficial search deal."
At the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, John Battelle of Federated Media Publishing questions Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang about Microsoft's bid to buy Yahoo for $33 dollars a share earlier in 2008. Yang says the companies weren't far from agreeing on terms of a deal. He adds that Microsoft has made it clear that it is no longer interested in buying Yahoo.
The Google-Yahoo-Microsoft power struggle has only made Google, which controls nearly 70 percent of search market share, stronger.