Tuesday, February 5, 2008

44.6 Billion of Big Internet Business

Microsoft's bid for Yahoo! has generated some great discussions in class. Google Senior VP and CLO Dan Drummond wrote a pointed post on the Google Corporate blog recently raising questions about the potential merger. Is the acquisition simply to gain market share in internet revenue and r&d or could it mean something quite different. If Microsoft were to go the route of subscription based operating systems, charging users for the use of an operating system and chat services... would they succeed or plummet ? Only time will tell if Microsoft's bid will be successful, what their motives might be and also how Google and possibly the Federal Government will react to this move. Wait... this just came in... and this one too ; )