Yahoo Suddenly Cuckoo for Microsoft
Microsoft and Yahoo sometimes act more like dating teenagers than real grown-up
companies. First, Microsoft asked Yahoo to be its one and only with a multibillion-dollar
bid. Yahoo wanted to play the field, and said, "Thanks, but no thanks."
Then Microsoft, feeling snubbed, pulled back its affections -- just when Yahoo
was starting to get interested.
Now that Yahoo's relationship with Google to share ad revenue fell
apart, Yahoo is pining for good old Microsoft. In fact, last week, Yahoo's
Jerry Yang said Microsoft
would be well-served by buying his company. Alas, it appears that Steve
Ballmer has moved on.
Posted by Doug Barney on 11/10/2008 at 1:16 PM