Posted by: Brian Eastwood
The Microsoft-Yahoo saga
Now that a few days have passed since Microsoft made its bid to buy Yahoo, the dust is beginning to settle, and news is trickling in slowly enough that it is not engulfing everything else that we at SearchWinDevelopment.com try to do.
As it stands, here’s an update on the most interesting stories we have seen in the last few days.
- Fans of Flickr, which Yahoo owns, want no part of Microsoft and have formed a group, 1,800 members and counting, which is voicing its opposition to the proposed purchase. (CNET News.com)
- Contrary to previous reports, News Corp. is not interested in Yahoo. Nor, for that matter, are Comcast or NBC Universal. It seems that Microsoft is the only true Yahoo suitor after all. (The Register)
- Zimbra is an open-source, Java-based email platform that Yahoo bought not too long ago. One has to wonder, then, if Microsoft would have any use for Zimbra and whether we’d see a Flickr-style uprising. (NewsFactor Network)
Since we have a feeling this whole brouhaha isn’t going away, we have added a new blog category called “The Microsoft-Yahoo saga.” We expect that we will be filling it with blog entries like this — that is, short recaps of what we’ve seen and heard — until something big happens.
Finally, it oughta go without saying, but feel free to add your $0.02 here. We know you have an opinion; why not share it?