Microsoft vs. Google, Round 2

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    Microsoft vs. Google, Round 2

    Microsoft attempts takeover on Yahoo. 62% over last Thursday closing share. They mean business this time.

    You think this is it?
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Here's somethin' to watch:

    How much for that yahoo in the windows

    Lots of explitives btw. Try to handle it everybody. I think we'll live.

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    It actually lacks expletives in my opinion. Particularly the bit about Exxon.

    But I think he fails to comment on the crux of this takeover. Advertisement $$$. That's what Microsoft is after. Particularly after DoubleClick scandalous pants-down-and-bend-over with Google.

    What I find entertaining about this deal is Microsoft paying ridiculous amounts of money to basically shutdown Yahoo and scrap what little was left by Google.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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