Obviously the huge news today was the announcement that Microsoft wants to “merge” with Yahoo by taking it over. Yahoo has been laying workers off, and not performing as expected. Ultimately, if MSN takes over Yahoo, the war against google may be in Microsoft’s favor. When it comes to an average computer user yahoo and hotmail are THE ways to go, no matter how many cool people you know who use gmail. Don’t even bring up Yahoo Messenger or MSN’s IM vs google’s- no contest in terms of an average user.
I’m all for Microsoft buying out Yahoo. All of this stuff is virtual anyway. We truly live in a great era. Advertisers will pay anything to be featured on MSN, hotmail, or yahoo’s homepage or instant message programs. The e-mail addresses of “free” subscribers is extremely valuable as well.
When will everyone realize that it is not the MEDIA or an elite group that runs the world, but advertising.