Microsoft Gobbles Yahoo

My friend Kim asked me my opinion of Microsoft Gobbling Yahoo to help against Google. I’ll give a short answer, because the technical newspapers are full of long answers.

I predict Microsoft will turn Yahoo into the new AOL – bloated and irrelevant compared to what it was or could be. The combined companies will screw it up and lose market share faster to Google than either of them have separately.

Microsoft has the money, but not the brains, to outflank Google. Yahoo also lacked the brains to outflank Google.  Giving the executives of Yahoo more money won’t make them smarter. Giving the brains of Yahoo to Microsoft won’t make them smarter. How do these parts add up to more than Google? They won’t.

Someone will be smarter than Google before long. It just won’t be Microsoft or Yahoo, alone or together.

4 Responses to Microsoft Gobbles Yahoo

  1. Microsoft Gobbles Yahoo

    Interesting point at technologyisbroken.wordpress.com

  2. John Gaskin says:

    Absolutely hilarious! Love it =)

  3. Yo, I find your blog truly informative and would only say WOw. Some information, I would like to find more precisely. If you are withholding information about this contribution did, it would really fond of you, tell me this.

  4. James Gaskin says:

    Sorry, I don’t have any inside information. Wish I did. Well, I wish I had insider pricing on stock in either company, but I don’t.

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