"Microsoft has pounced on slumping Internet icon Yahoo with an unsolicited takeover offer of $44.6 billion, seeking to join forces against Google in what would be the biggest Internet deal since the Time Warner-AOL merger in 2001.
The surprise offer of $31 per share, made late Thursday and announced Friday, seizes on Yahoo’s weakness while Microsoft tries to muscle up in a high-stakes battle with Google likely to define the technology landscape for years to come."
Quote: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22947626?gt1=10856

Wow. Who would have thought Yahoo would finally go down? The article is right. This purchase could make or break Microsoft against Google, but it's so inconvenient for Yahoo Mail users either way. If Google buys it, Microsoft won't stand a chance in the internet market. Google will practically own the internet itself. It's only competition would be AOL.

If Microsoft buys Yahoo, will they really benifit from it? Yahoo users will disperse from MSN, and some users will go to Google or AOL. Are they really making a wise investment?

What do you think? Got any other facts?