Microsoft buys YahooFebruary 4, 2008 at 1:54 pm | Posted in Computers, Economoney, Online services, Web Apps | 4 Comments
Microsoft’s purchase of Yahoo thats underway, an effort to compete with Google, may mean big changes for Yahoo or some of its branchs, like Flickr.
Will they retain the Yahoo brand in some circles and MSN brand others? Or take the traditional MS approach and move it all under the MSN brand? Some say their usual approach would damage the intention of the purchase as Yahoo has a larger share in some markets. But Ballmer is saying they will achieve efficiencies by merging functions…
Myself, I’d be disappointed to see Yahoo Groups killed off. Its superior to Google and other offerings in my books. Flickr is also the superior photo sharing tool I’ve seen.