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?

4 comments:

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

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

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

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  4. Ciao Francesca, ben arrivata!

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