News from the BBC: Microsoft wants to purchase Yahoo. They're offering £22.4bn in cash and shares (which values Yahoo at three times the size of M&S), and that's 62% over Yahoo's closing share price on Thursday. This isn't really that much of a surprise, since neither has been able to really compete against Google. Yahoo particularly has been suffering recently (and in the light of my previous 5-year post where they were trying to make more money it's even less surprising), so it's not any great surprise. However, I don't think that either particularly want to get married, and it's really Google who is officiating at this particular joining.
Out of interest - do a search for the story on Google, Yahoo and Live. On the face of it, the Yahoo news is superior, offering me an article from Forbes which focuses on why Yahoo can't fix Microsoft. Really interesting story, until you realise that it's months old. Yahoo however is telling me that its only a minute old. Live is giving me next to no interesting stuff, while Google is right on the nail. I think that pretty much says it all.