pontifex - 9:13 pm on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0) P!
I already outed myself as emotionless regarding Microsoft and IMHO does Google need serious competition fast. The problem is, that a merger of such diverse cultures like Y! and MS will probably fail. Nonetheless is my opinion strongly against a Y!/G deal. Google is the enemy in the search market for the rest like MS is the enemy in the OS and Office market for the others. Google turned IMHO into a very scary beast in the last 2 years and it needs to take 1-2 big hits right into the face. My favorite would be Y!+Amazon+Oracle+Murdoch against G :)