momotan - 5:02 pm on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)
Did Google or Yahoo actually think this day was not going to come? Everyone knows Bill Gates likes to run a quasi monopoly by buying everyone out and squashing the enemies he doesn't like just to prove the point that he has the longest member between his pants. It was only a matter of time and now that Vista is out the door and making cash, Darth Bill is back. What is Yahoo going to do? They are going to snap back 5 years and go back to running Google search and adsense? That is not in the best interest of the shareholders. What we have here is Google quaking in their boots, because the big guns are coming out and pointed directly in their direction. This alliance won't stop Microsoft's offer. They can't merge because it would never pass regulatory inspection (90% market share would never fly) so they can only make an ad serving deal, the results of which would not do anything more than raise the bid per share price Microsoft is offering.