Monday, May 05, 2008

Microsoft and Yahoo: Anyone else thinking this?

That Microsoft withdrawing its bid to acquire Yahoo and the subsequent devaluing of Yahoo's stock was a calculated move by Microsoft (I'm terribly tempted to suspect Steve Ballmer especially) to make Yahoo more vulnerable - and far cheaper - for purchase later on?

This might go down as the most classic maneuver that Microsoft has ever made, if that turns out to be true.

2 comments:

Brian said...

almost the kind of underhanded tactic you'd expect from the Redmond giant, huh?

Chris Knight said...

Somehow I don't think that Ballmer threw any chairs across the boardroom this time, when Yahoo rebuffed Microsoft's initial offer.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Microsoft and Yahoo: Anyone else thinking this?

That Microsoft withdrawing its bid to acquire Yahoo and the subsequent devaluing of Yahoo's stock was a calculated move by Microsoft (I'm terribly tempted to suspect Steve Ballmer especially) to make Yahoo more vulnerable - and far cheaper - for purchase later on?

This might go down as the most classic maneuver that Microsoft has ever made, if that turns out to be true.

2 comments:

Brian said...

almost the kind of underhanded tactic you'd expect from the Redmond giant, huh?

Chris Knight said...

Somehow I don't think that Ballmer threw any chairs across the boardroom this time, when Yahoo rebuffed Microsoft's initial offer.