I came across this take the other day about Microsoft’s takeover bid for Yahoo! I don’t often read Scobleizer’s blog but when I saw the headline I had to give it a read. I agree with Scobleizer on this topic. There’s no way that a Microsoft and Y! merger would do anything of consequence to take a bite out of Google’s dominance in online advertising.
What makes anyone think that by combining these two companies they’d be any better than they do separately. Microsoft won’t even build Web standard browsers, how do they expect they’ll endear themselves to consumers by growing larger but not better?