Microsoft and Yahoo!

Microsoft and Yahoo!

2nd Feb 2008

Microsoft want to buy out Yahoo! for $44.6 billion.

If you can't beat Google, buy their closest competitor - Greg Storey

Microsoft wants to be Pepsi to Google's Coke - Justin Fox

It's like tying the Titanic to the iceberg. It'd keep you from sinking just long enough to freeze to death - Andy Baio

It's the end of Yahoo as we know it - John Gruber

If Yahoo agrees to the deal with Microsoft, it will be a shotgun marriage, but it will be Google holding the shotgun - Tim Weber

Interesting times. Watch out Google! - Matthew Magain

UPDATE from the Google blog:

This is about more than simply a financial transaction, one company taking over another. It's about preserving the underlying principles of the Internet: openness and innovation - David Drummond