May 4, 2007

At the core of the Microsoft-Google saga

A few months ago Microsoft made an offer to acquire Yahoo!, but the search engine operator spurned the advances of the Redmond, Wash.-based software giant. Yet, that was not the last word. As a matter of fact, according to the New York Post, stung by the loss of Internet advertising firm DoubleClick to Google last month (a $3.1 billion purchase), Microsoft is resuming its pursuit and asking Yahoo to enter formal negotiations for an acquisition that could be worth $50 billion.

Maybe what this story suggests is that, as in the Highlander saga, only one will survive. But how, if ever, will this benefit all of us end users?


  1. Ciao..poi ritorno a leggerti. Intanto ho visto il tuo vero blog!!!

  2. This will not benefit us end users. The www is about to become the WWM - World Wide Monopoly.

  3. I'm afraid you are right, Alex.