Microsoft and Yahoo’s Shotgun Marriage

BBC business editor Tim Weber:

If Yahoo agrees to the deal with Microsoft, it will be a shotgun marriage, but it will be Google holding the shotgun.

If Yahoo’s management says “yes, I do”, it will be an admission that its attempts to turn around the company have failed. […] For Microsoft, however, this is the deal that could break it. Making the offer is an admission that Microsoft’s management has been scared by the success of Google.

Friday, 1 February 2008