All this talk about Microsoft and Yahoo is starting to make me sick. Am I the only one who believes that this is all a ploy on the part of Yahoo to stall and hope for something better to come along even though it never will? Microsoft should not even consider upping its bid for Yahoo and although Ballmer and company may know that, it looks like Jerry Yang is still living in a fantasy world.
Why should Microsoft increase the premium on Yahoo's stock price to an even more inflated level? If Ballmer wanted the online firm badly enough, don't you think he would have done that already? And to make matters worse, the current economic condition in both this industry and the macroeconomic environment is not conducive to a bidding war with yourself.
Is Yahoo a valuable entity? Of course. And with its sound business sense and profitable financials, it would make for a nice addition to any company's portfolio. But the real problem is not that Yahoo is making money in this business, it's the fact that it has very few prospects for growth when confronted with the goliath that is Google.
In essence, it's a major player in the online world, but it's not nearly as important to Microsoft as Jerry Yang wants to believe.… Read more