The story in this morning’s Wall Street Journal about a Google-panicked Microsoft possibly buying an equity stake in Yahoo isn’t getting as much attention as I would have expected. It almost certainly won’t happen — the two companies could hardly be less well suited to one another, with Microsoft having negative savvy in Yahoo’s consumer media markets — which is why if I were Brin/Page/Schmidt I’d do everything I could to convince supposed tie-up promoter Henry Vigil to get off his ass and make it happen. After all, there are few things better for your business than thoroughly distracting your two largest competitors.
Microsoft Buying Yahoo Equity Stake: Yes!
By May 3, 2006 · ··