10 Things We Learned from the Microhoo Fallout - Microsoft Will Switch Direction

By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2008-05-07 Print this article Print
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5. Microsoft Will Switch Direction

Some analysts believe Yahoo's denial of Microsoft will make Microsoft turn in a different direction. Facebook, LinkedIn, AOL and ValueClick are four vendors experts say would help give Microsoft more oomph in the social network and online advertising markets. But even a few of those companies together wouldn't provide the overall value Yahoo could provide.

Microsoft's decision to step away from its attempt to acquire Yahoo won't be the end of the saga. Here are some lessons learned and some speculation about the future.

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