Friday, February 01, 2008

microsoft_yahoo The move Microsoft made this morning in publicly offering Yahoo! shareholders a pretty darned decent price per share to acquire the company was a fairly aggressive one, and honestly I've wondered for some time - along with everyone else - when someone would finally make the move. It just makes sense. With the announcement earlier this week by Yahoo! of it's financials and planned layoffs, the timing was about as perfect as it could get.

Everyone and their brother has blogged and commented on this, and I won't waste your time or mine telling you what I think (although I am interested in and have been thinking about the whole "how do you combine CardSpace and OpenID?" question, and there are some obvious and potentially very good answers to that one). Instead, I just wanted to point you to a well-written and (I think) good analysis by a few industry experts that was published today on betanews.com. I suggest you read it if - like me - you are at all interested in the deal and what it means.



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