According to the WSJ, Microsoft is in talks with Facebook about making an investment putting a valueof $10-billion on the social-networking site. Yowza.
This sort of thing has, of course, been tipped for some time. Microsoft has bought Facebook five or six times, by my count, over the last year or so. It’s easy to see the appeal, given the large percentage of Facebook revenues accounted for my Microsoft via an ad-swap deal. Steve apparently has a mind to do some spending.
Just for fun, and for those you playing the home game, let’s guess who might swoop in with a higher offer and take out the whole company. Normally it’s Google, of course, but this time around my money would be on Yahoo.