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Microsoft Has To Be Pissed – Google the White Knight June 13, 2008

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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.

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1. Alan Wilensky - June 14, 2008

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.)

2. John Furrier - June 14, 2008

Alan
Nice: that movie has the best quotable lines…you’re right. I like your addition “i got my mind right boss”.

Nice job

3. Alan Wilensky - June 14, 2008

Also I liked Steiger in, “In the Heat of the Night”.

4. manivasugan - June 14, 2008

Your blog is good,but i cant able to understand what you are telling. Ok.
Keep blogging

5. wvugradstudent - June 15, 2008

Cool Hand Luke is even better as a movie than as a book.

6. wvugradstudent - June 15, 2008

Whoops, I just said that backwards.

Cool Hand Luke the book > Cool Hand Luke the movie

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11. manivasagam - October 28, 2008

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