I’m convinced that MS is on some sort of total self destruction path. $44 BILLION? for Yahoo? They need to get their heads examined. Even if it did go through, and that would take a year, then they would spend another year trying to integrate the companies and then they would only be like a light year behind Google in search and paid advertising. Good going.
Yahoo has had their own problems integrating just about every property that they have ever bought. Two dysfunctional companies does not a Google make. This train wreck might be as good as AOL / Time Warner or AOL / Netscape.
Good luck with all that.
Looks like Yahoo! is trying to find a way to get out of this. Good for them. They have all they need in order to have a great successful business. Just gotta Execute, Execute, Execute.