Yahoo is the big loser, but Microsoft isn’t far behind

Unless you were living under a rock, you probably know by now that Microsoft decided to walk away from an acquisition of Yahoo! late yesterday afternoon. A great behind the scenes view of what happened was posted by Kara Swisher here. Earlier this week, a much smaller – almost insignificant – deal apparently collapsed as …

Marc Andreessen’s analysis of the Microsoft – Yahoo drama

We all know Marc, a serial entrepreneur and founder of Netscape, right? Well, if you happen to follow his weblog, you’ll see that he also offers some very good analysis of ‘the events of the day’. Take, for example, his excellent post on the possibility of Microsoft going hostile on Yahoo. Here’s an excerpt: We …

My thoughts exactly

Image via Wikipedia Michael Gartenberg just posted exactly what I was thinking on the Microsoft offer to buy Yahoo: It should have been written Dear Yahoo Shareholder: How would you like to get Yahoo’s share price from six months ago back, tomorrow? Of course the deal will take longer to playout, but it’s already been …