Microsoft Bids For Yahoo--A Merger Of The Weak Based On Technologies Of The Past.
Bill Gates gave a wonderful speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos about the need for “creative capitalism” or social entrepreneurialism but with the news of Microsoft bidding for Yahoo, the one thing missing in the deal is creativity or entrepreneurship. This is a merger of old, closed technologies that will probably fail in the competition with Google’s new, open and more agile technologies. It has the feel of that old Time Warner merger with AOL.
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