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New Ugh... I hope not.
Such a deal might spell the end of YUI.
Regards,

-scott anderson

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New Microsoft wants a big deal
The executives at Microsoft want a big deal, they realize they are missing out on the Internet. The companies web presence is small and actually dropping. They have come to the conclusion that throwing money at internal projects won't work, they are too far behind the curve. So they think they need to buy somebody.

But so far they have not had much success. The companies that are successful in the Internet market are avoiding Microsoft. Thus they have only been able to buy up a few small and marginal startups.

Worse, as Microsoft internal development has degenerated into a huge death march, it has become increasingly hard for them to integrate anything they do get.

Jay
New Yahoo's been mentioned as a potential target on Mini.
[link|http://minimsft.blogspot.com/2007/04/and-youre-microsoft-shareholder-because.html#comments|Mini-Microsoft].

Many people there say MSN and Live have been a disaster so they need to do something...

Cheers,
Scott.
New *SOME* say?
No sir, nearly everyone says it a major - epic scale disaster. Since they incorporated all the XBOX and XBOX360 stuff into it... The "Live" part is seriously faltering.

Go onto nearly any Fanboy XBOX site and look for complaints about XBOX Live. You should be inundated with them. In fact, people cannot remove "payment methods" since the "integration". People have to contest the charges to get them stopped. And even then it take 2 - 3 months of charges being contested and back charged for them to finally be removed from the XBOX portions of the stuff.

It is sad. Microsoft may not be dead, but dam... it has shot, emptied and reloaded the gun, several times and shows no sign of letting up.
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Yeah, but 10s of Trillions of US Dollars?
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New Neither Yahoo or Microsoft are talking.
Integrating MSFT's MSN and Yahoo, if it is to be, would not be a cakewalk. That thought may scuttle the deal.

In any case, I used the opportunity to unload the 200 shares of YHOO that I had in my IRA. A six week investment that was a paper loss yesterday is a 10+% gain today. The rumor of MSN+YHOO is a gift I will accept.
Alex

When fascism comes to America, it'll be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross. -- Sinclair Lewis
New Congrats! :-)
New And THEY complained about...
Google buying Double Click? Claiming Sherman act violations.

I have to laugh. How much did Google spend to buy "dieing" Double Click?

Yahoo! isn't really in a dieing phase at all.

Speculations are US$50B for the price. Sure Microsoft can afford it, but nothing like trying to become bigger by acquisition, thereby heavy possibly of coming up on Sherman Act Violations.

Sheesh, nothing like Bitching about others Anti-Trust workings, but please ignore anything THEY DO!
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Freedom is not FREE.
Yeah, but 10s of Trillions of US Dollars?
SELECT * FROM scog WHERE ethics > 0;

0 rows returned.
New Yahoo seems to be in trouble
I say this based on system uptime/quality. The email accounts are unusable - often slow to the point of hanging altogether, sometimes down, not nearly reliable enough.

Based on this I begin to conclude that there are serious operational problems at Yahoo and they are not being addressed. My wife finally bailed on her yahoo account just this month after watching it get worse and worse over the last year.



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Expand Edited by tuberculosis Aug. 21, 2007, 06:12:04 AM EDT
New No problems with my Y! mail account
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New Mine's dead
unless i want to use Inferior Exploder. I user Opera, which suddenly is not supported.
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New Wasn't the point of my post.
The real point is, that Microsoft Filed FTC filings on the "Google buyout of Double Click" as being a Sherman Act violation.

The hypocrisy of them trying to buy Yahoo! is far more of a "Sherman act violation", than the Google Double click thing.

And when I meant in a dieing phase... I meant it is obvious Double Click was WAY past its prime and not able to keep up.

Yahoo! is just having a Mid-Life crisis right now, just like Hotmail has since Microsoft bought it. Remember when they(MS) first tried to change out the BSD architecture and replace it with Windows based? What a "boondoggle"... ha!

I still hear rumors that Hotmail runs on a BSD for some critical functions, though these are just scuttle, I'd suppose.
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Yeah, but 10s of Trillions of US Dollars?
SELECT * FROM scog WHERE ethics > 0;

0 rows returned.
New I speak with the email architect at yahoo on a regular basis
"Based on this I begin to conclude that there are serious operational problems at Yahoo and they are not being addressed."
Im sorry you feel that way but I assure you that is not the case.
thanx,
bill
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New "Dying". HTH!
New /me welcomes the *NEW* grammar overlord
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     MS to buy Yahoo? - (andread) - (14)
         Ugh... I hope not. - (admin)
         Microsoft wants a big deal - (JayMehaffey)
         Yahoo's been mentioned as a potential target on Mini. - (Another Scott) - (1)
             *SOME* say? - (folkert)
         Neither Yahoo or Microsoft are talking. - (a6l6e6x) - (1)
             Congrats! :-) -NT - (Another Scott)
         And THEY complained about... - (folkert) - (7)
             Yahoo seems to be in trouble - (tuberculosis) - (4)
                 No problems with my Y! mail account -NT - (drewk) - (1)
                     Mine's dead - (jbrabeck)
                 Wasn't the point of my post. - (folkert)
                 I speak with the email architect at yahoo on a regular basis - (boxley)
             "Dying". HTH! -NT - (CRConrad) - (1)
                 /me welcomes the *NEW* grammar overlord -NT - (folkert)

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