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Poll: Portal Poll #14

Will Microsoft take over Yahoo?

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#1 brewin

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 05:45 PM

And if they do, what will be the new name?

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 05:56 PM

I voted No, I hope it is not just wishful thinking. I really dont think Microsoft should acquire Yahoo.

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 06:06 PM

I think they will. Ballmer said they'd go hostile if Yahoo didn't agree. That pretty much means they're doomed. If I worked for Yahoo, I'd be watching for flying chairs about now.

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 07:29 PM

I dont think jerry will let it happen, and the stockholders are resisting also.

At least i hope it does not happen, otherwise ill have to pass a WGA to get my email

http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=8430

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 11:32 PM

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And if they do, what will be the new name?



Y!ista?


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Posted 28 April 2008 - 09:04 PM

Well...

As much as I like a lot of M$ software I do think its a bad acquisition... M$ is getting TOO big for their own good. Look at what happened to AMD and ATI.

That is looking it on the good side of M$.

Now, to the bad side... with all the money that M$ has they could go with an easier way to advertising. They have TOO much advertisements. I hate hotmail for it and love gmail for it. I like google's search engine for its simplicity, although I tend to like the msn.com site for its news and craps, I still like google for its FUNCTIONALITY with minimal ads... Yet when I see one I pay attention to it.

Maybe M$ should learn a bit from google and make a complete make over on its internet or live side and make it more productive, maybe then people will switch to them again and get more market share back...

REMOVE THE FREAKING ADS from hotmail and add all the functionality that google has... Everything is so easy and FAST to use.. no bloatware... I can accept bloatness in vista as i have the power to move it with all my pcs.. but internet is limited no matter how much time it goes by, so... bloatness on the net is NOT acceptable...

If they do acquire yahoo I hope they move to a less ad evolved type of business and be more like google.

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 03:30 AM

They gave it a shot- and they said no.
Now they probably do what they did to netscape and just chip away at them little by little till there's nothing left.

Shame

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 04:53 AM

Yet Another Horribly Obscene Offering?

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 11:27 AM

Yes I think Microsoft will by yahoo but I think the names will not change. yahoo will say at the bottom part of Microsoft

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 07:52 PM

Microhoo? I vote for yes, I figure if they want it then they'll get it, unless they do actually change their minds which seems doubtful.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 01:20 PM

I guess it is all a moot point...for the time being :graduated:


Microsoft Abandons Yahoo Offer




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