Scott Monty

 

Breaking news this morning is that Microsoft has made a $44 billion offer to buy Yahoo. There's a lot of shock & surprise out there, but I think it makes a lot of sense. Here's why:
  • MSFT has been lagging behind Google in many areas, and this is a way to shore up the gap
  • YHOO owns some pretty attractive social media sites: Flickr, del.icio.us, Upcoming, to name a few - this is a great way for MSFT to get in the game
  • The combined search capabilities of the two would be something
  • And the online advertising opportunities would abound
Lots of people are excited about it. But no one more so than Microsoft's CEO. Let's see just how crazy Steve Ballmer gets:



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