2008-02-02

Microsoft buys Yahoo!

Microsoft Microsoft is going to acquire Yahoo! what seems to be a good deal for Microsoft as well as Yahoo which has no money for innovative projects. On the other hand Microsoft has a poor webservice pipeline and its search engine, MSN Search is used by just a small percentage of users. Hence the acquisition appearing to be a win-win deal which is appreciated by both sides. But Microsoft can use Yahoo's webservice coverage to coerce users to use Microsoft's Internet Explorer for certain webservices offered by Yahoo.