Poison Pill: How the Yahoo takeover killed Microsoft

Poison Pill: How the Yahoo takeover killed Microsoft

Post by Moshe Gold » Sun, 03 Feb 2008 12:54:11



Sigh :(
Only in COLA do you read such lunacy as this.
Between this kind of tripe and the endless unsubstantiated garbage Roy
Schestowitz spams here each day, this group as a discussion group, is shot
to hell.
 
 
 

Poison Pill: How the Yahoo takeover killed Microsoft

Post by spike » Sun, 03 Feb 2008 20:26:12

Moshe Goldfarb < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > did eloquently scribble:

Don't let the door hit you on the way out.
It wasn't nice speaking to you, bye bye.
--
| |What to do if you find yourself stuck in a crack|
| XXXX@XXXXX.COM |in the ground beneath a giant boulder, which you|
| |can't move, with no hope of rescue. |
|Andrew Halliwell BSc(hons)|Consider how lucky you are that life has been |
| in |good to you so far... |
| Computer Science | -The BOOK, Hitch-hiker's guide to the galaxy.|

 
 
 

Poison Pill: How the Yahoo takeover killed Microsoft

Post by amicus_cur » Tue, 05 Feb 2008 02:53:49


 
 
 

Poison Pill: How the Yahoo takeover killed Microsoft

Post by amicus_cur » Tue, 05 Feb 2008 03:03:31


Roy's stuff is easy enough to ignore if you filter for posts that have been
replied to by someone other than Kent or Homer.

The OSS crowd is desperate enough to hear anything resembling bad news for
Microsoft, even if it is some pipe dream from some other unwashed and
unlettered COLA soul. I personally am not so thrilled with the MSFT bid for
YHOO myself, thinking that, if nothing else, any company named "Yahoo!"
could not really be so real as to be worth $44B. On the other hand, the
shoulders along the information superhighway are littered with burned out
opponents of Mister Softee and second guessing Redmond has not been a very
profitable exercise for anyone.

There is also the SEC and EU blessings to obtain and even that of the YHOO
stockholders who are, I am sure, thrilled at the prospect.

There is still the nagging similarity of such a move to the heyday of the
.COM days, though. For example, the TWX-AOL merger that made no sense and
ended up ruining both. I would not be upset if some government body put the
kabosh on this deal.