01 February 2008

Microsoft buying Yahoo?

So I started going through my RSS feeds this morning, and I saw that a big news item was Microsoft's $44.6 billion offer to buy Yahoo.

I'm not sure how I feel about this. If the purchase goes through, I hope MS won't screw up flickr.

I think Yahoo uses open source technology for a lot of their services. I'd hate to see that change, too.

Someone posted an interesting comment at Linux Journal. The commenter pointed out that Yahoo owns Zimbra, a potential Exchange competitor. I wonder how much that contributed to Microsoft's offer.

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