10 Reasons Microsoft Should/Shouldn't Buy Yahoo

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10 Reasons Microsoft Should/Shouldn't Buy Yahoo

by Eric Lundquist

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10 Reasons Microsoft Should/Shouldn`t Buy Yahoo - 10 Reasons Microsoft Should Buy Yahoo

Part 1: 10 Reasons Microsoft Should Buy Yahoo

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10 Reasons Microsoft Should/Shouldn`t Buy Yahoo - Competitor Ahead

1. Only way to get within spitting distance of Google's lead in search

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10 Reasons Microsoft Should/Shouldn`t Buy Yahoo - Its Only Money

2. Much more exciting than buying $50 billion in U.S. savings bonds

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10 Reasons Microsoft Should/Shouldn`t Buy Yahoo - Corporate Culture Merge

3. Possibility that Microsoft could once again be seen as a cool place to work

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10 Reasons Microsoft Should/Shouldn`t Buy Yahoo - Hang In There

4. Will give Microsoft time for Ray Ozzie's Web strategy to work

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10 Reasons Microsoft Should/Shouldn`t Buy Yahoo - Boss Symbol

5. Steve Ballmer is a better boss than Terry Semel

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10 Reasons Microsoft Should/Shouldn`t Buy Yahoo - Fishin Time

6. Time for Jerry Yang and David Filo to stop pretending to sumo wrestle and go fishing

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10 Reasons Microsoft Should/Shouldn`t Buy Yahoo - Farm District

7. Microsoft can turn all of Washington state into one big server farm; Yahoo can't do that for California

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10 Reasons Microsoft Should/Shouldn`t Buy Yahoo - ! Ahead

8. Microsoft can change its name to "Microsoft!"

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10 Reasons Microsoft Should/Shouldn`t Buy Yahoo - Exit

9. All the Yahooligans can finally cash out and act like grownups

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10 Reasons Microsoft Should/Shouldn`t Buy Yahoo - Media Merger

10. For an extra $5 billion, Microsoft can buy the Wall Street Journal and get a favorable story about the merger on Page 1 next to the article about Google actually being run by aliens

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10 Reasons Microsoft Should/Shouldn`t Buy Yahoo - 10 Reasons Microsoft Should Not Buy Yahoo

Part 2: 10 Reasons Microsoft Should Not Buy Yahoo

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10 Reasons Microsoft Should/Shouldn`t Buy Yahoo - Caution: Obscurity Ahead

1. Microsoft's acquisitions always get consumed and disappear into the Redmond maw

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10 Reasons Microsoft Should/Shouldn`t Buy Yahoo - Yahoo Dr.

2. Microsoft would rename Yahoo as Microsoft Search Engine 1.0

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10 Reasons Microsoft Should/Shouldn`t Buy Yahoo - Historic Web District

3. Microsoft would be better off spending its $50 billion on the next generation of technology instead of something two generations behind

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10 Reasons Microsoft Should/Shouldn`t Buy Yahoo - One Way

4. Sunny Sunnyvale and rainy Redmond will never mix

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10 Reasons Microsoft Should/Shouldn`t Buy Yahoo - Thruway Closed

5. Big technology acquisitions never work

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10 Reasons Microsoft Should/Shouldn`t Buy Yahoo - Yield With Notes

6. Ballmer won't be able to resist telling the Yahooligans how to do their jobs

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10 Reasons Microsoft Should/Shouldn`t Buy Yahoo - No Do-Overs

7. Microsoft execs will be angry when they realize it was Google and not Yahoo that bought YouTube

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10 Reasons Microsoft Should/Shouldn`t Buy Yahoo - Speed Limit

8. Microsoft execs will be angry when they find the Yahoo infrastructure running on open source outperforms Microsoft operations running on Windows

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10 Reasons Microsoft Should/Shouldn`t Buy Yahoo - IE Only

9. Bill Gates will insist that Yahoo be made to work only on Internet Explorer

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10 Reasons Microsoft Should/Shouldn`t Buy Yahoo - ZZZ

10. Yahoos will be reduced to boohoos as Ray Ozzie presents a million-slide PowerPoint presentation on the excitement of Microsoft Live!

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