Microsoft Has To Be Pissed – Google the White Knight

Kara Swisher has a detailed report of the Microsoft offer to Yahoo. Microsoft has to be pissed.

What we have hear is a failure to communicate (name the movie). Yahoo did the ‘godfather’ deal with Google. Google is Yahoo’s white knight – period.

It’s a smokey back room deal that saves Yahoo from clutches of Wall Street and an escape from the frontal assault from Microsoft.

Microsoft’s only move? Burn the village and buy up the market. I expect Microsoft to go on a rampage and buy up everything that moves. They have to retreat and regroup.

Microsoft’s move: change the game. Google won this battle.

SAI has a great writeup on the details and implications on the Yahoo pass on Microsoft.

It’s the Silicon Valley poison pill.

Author: John

Entrepreneur living in Palo Alto California and the Founder of SiliconANGLE Media

11 thoughts on “Microsoft Has To Be Pissed – Google the White Knight”

  1. That was Rod Steiger in ‘Cool Hand Luke”. THere are hundreds of quotable lines in that movie.

    “I’m Shakin’ it boss !”

    “Sometimes nothin’ is a pretty cool hand” (good aphorism for what’s to come to the valley soon).

    “I got my mind right, boss.” (a good sentiment for both Balmer and Yang, take your pick, and Ican too.)

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