Yahoo and Microsoft?

  • Great deal for yahoo shareholders. They're getting paid close to 4 times their shares would have been worth a year from now.
  • Ok for Microsoft. They get extra market share for now.
  • Awesome for users. One less mediocre product in each category. Hotmail and Yahoomail users would probably retain their email addresses, but get a single sign-on. Yahoo messenger and MSN/Live/Windows messenger would combine. MSN/Live spaces and yahoo 360 would combine. Yahoogroups would start getting more spam. Their hideous portals would combine.
  • Google? This should be a non event. Their path to world domination is not hindered by the also rans combining.

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