Microsoft gives props to Google by offering 44B for Yahoo???
I didn’t see this one coming, but it makes perfect sense. It’s gone from “a computer in every household” to “an MS logo on every Web page.” I am really curious what people are thinking about this, so please leave a comment with your opinion.
I think it’s interesting that MS is basically giving props to Google by doing this. They are recognizing that they are losing the war over the Web (which, at this point, arguably has only two competitors), so they are trying to win on all fronts. I don’t think they can. They are too established as “a grown-up business trying to act cool,” whereas Google redefined cool with their geniune endorsement of open-source, their free email with the ever-growing inbox, and their search portal with absolutely no other garbage to load (which is why it’s my home page). Oh, and that doesn’t even mention the host of other things Google is doing that I don’t necessarily use (but you probably do).
So what do you think?