Gizmodo’s Wilson Rothman has some brief comments on today’s news that Yahoo is trying to partner with AOL to thwart Microsoft’s takeover. And he’s not a fan.
For starters, the picture accompanying Rothman’s post features Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels from the movie “Dumb and Dumber” — with the Microsoft logo on Carrey and the AOL logo on Daniels. Rothman then asks, “hasn’t history proven that working with Time Warner on internet stuff is the business equivalent of trying to conquer Russia in the winter?”
Some Gizmodo readers think Yahoo is only talking to AOL to get Microsoft to increase its offer. But most of those who think Yahoo is serious also have their concerns. One describes a potential Yahoo-AOL merger as “two sinking ships in the night,” while another calls it a “match made in HELL!” And user “P3nnst8r” says that if Yahoo is actually considering an AOL partnership, the company must be “trying to go down in a blaze of glory.”