Why would Apple go after Yahoo to take on Google? What has Yahoo got that Apple could use against Google?
Search is out since Microsoft owns the search engine Yahoo uses.
Yahoo mail, Apple´s own iCloud Mail is already more popular than Yahoo mail. And is there enough money in free email to make Apple go for Yahoo anyway?
Software, Apple and Google compete on mobile operating systems. Yahoo has no mobile operating system.
I can’t picture Apple, a hardware company, buying Yahoo, a glorified web portal, to compete with Google, a search company. To me it sounds like Pepsi buying Starbucks to compete with McDonalds, Operation: Let´s do something expensive and pointless.