MSFT will be back !!!
They will be back.
Plain and simple: They CAN NOT COMPETE With NOBODY ( GOOG, VMWare, etc... ) without YHOO ! And by swallowing YHOO is the only way to see MSFT's share price to moving up north ! Therefore BALLmER will get great pressure from the board, shareholders and bottom price of YHOO right now NOT to pass the one-in-life-time opportunity !
Buying more !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dumbest payed $30+ for yahoo per share.
Dumber payed $20+ for yahoo per share
Dumb just paid $10 per share and probably regrets it.
Microsoft will wait and buy it somewhere below $5 per share. Could be $1, could be $5, but they will not buy the whole cheese enchilada when all they want is the cheese.
MSFT sells software and they do a good job at it. You cannot just sell hardware with Windows, Office, and software developement products unless you are committed to Linux.
MSFT does not NEED Yahoo
If they wish to compete in the online arena, yes it would be nice to have Yahoo
But YHOO is in trouble, MSFT has a solid business model.
You are the dumb one, believing that MSFT will be back anytime soon.