Friday, May 04, 2007
The Wall Street Journal reports today in its online edition that Microsoft and Yahoo! are in early stage discussions to merge the two companies to fight a common foe -- Google. Repeat, these appear to be early stage discussions, but both companies are in need of a major shot in the arm -- Microsoft is in need of attracting advertisers to its online businesses, and Yahoo! is in need of technical expertise. The sheer momentum and excitement of this kind of gargantuan deal would be an end in itself.