CNN is reporting that Microsoft is making eyes at Yahoo! to the tune of $31 per share, or about $44.6 billion. If such a deal ever materialized, it would definitely make things interesting for Google. Personally I consider both Microsoft Live search and Yahoo to be inferior products to the Google, but two wrongs make a right, wrong? [hat tip] There has been talk the SEC might try to block such a move due to monopoly worries. I’m not convinced there is anything to worry about, but what do I know.
What I am interested in knowing, though, is how this will affect both Microsoft and Yahoo’s research arms. Will they become bigger and better than ever or will there be some cuts? I certainly hope the former is true.
Check out the comments on the Google Blogoscoped article regarding the monopoly worries. I just read them after posting and they pretty much shoot down the idea of an SEC action on those grounds.