Options: MicroHoo or GooHoo or Yahoo

Few interesting links related to Microsoft’s offer to Yahoo,

Bloggers are already using the term MicroHoo! (Microsoft + Yahoo!). Google has published an interesting article on why this deal is bad for the internet community.

The openness of the Internet is what made Google — and Yahoo! — possible. A good idea that users find useful spreads quickly. Businesses can be created around the idea. Users benefit from constant innovation. It’s what makes the Internet such an exciting place.

So Microsoft’s hostile bid for Yahoo! raises troubling questions. This is about more than simply a financial transaction, one company taking over another. It’s about preserving the underlying principles of the Internet: openness and innovation….More

Google’s reaction is not surprising at all. They know very well that Google cannot acquire Yahoo,

It is considered unlikely that Google would itself bid for Yahoo because of regulatory concerns related to their large shares of the search and online advertising markets. But the people familiar with the matter say Google could play a role in attempts by others to outbid Microsoft, or by Yahoo to remain independent…More

Microsoft employees mentioned that they received an email from Steve Ballmer [Video: Windows 1, Getting Excited] which had a subject “Proposed acquisition of Yahoo…” (or something like that) but the body of the email spoke about post-acquisition events and “integration process”. Yahoo has been quick to deny the “integration process” part,

In a memo to Yahoo employees on Friday, which was obtained by Reuters on Sunday, Yahoo leaders wrote: “We want to emphasize that absolutely no decisions have been made — and, despite what some people have tried to suggest, there’s certainly no integration process underway.”..

So will it be GooHoo! (Google + Yahoo!)? Doubt it.

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