Steve Ballmer noted that Microsoft is not interested in acquiring Yahoo. Ballmer is quoted as saying "...
Why don't people recognize a really rich, important, wacky guy in charge of a huge, modern corporation, and who can be counted on to take a great, weird photograph?
I've attended all six D: All Things Digital conferences. Each year, the mood's different. If this year's conference is a metaphor, the economy was very much on the minds of the speakers.
What did Microsoft's presentation have to do with an operating system that helps us in business and fixes all the problems of Microsoft Vista? Absolutely nothing.
In what universe is throwing an egg not criminal behavior? If you've been fortunate enough not to have been beaned with an egg of late, it's not a risk-free experience.
A social network? Us? Could that be? Every day we have as serious a discussion of current business-related events as the facts warrant!
I personally have been part of a merger/acquisition scenario more times than I care to contemplate. It's like a flu. You feel it coming on. Then you either get it or you don't.
Microsoft's knockout offer is an obvious benefit for Yahoo holders. Does it make sense for Microsoft?