This view on a possible merger between the two is only concentrated on the cultural effect.
When I bought MS Vista -- by acquiring a new notebook -- the first thing that I noticed was that Live messenger didn't work any more. I use yahoo messenger since. And the combination works perfect. Although this could very well be a stand-alone incident, I have read about the many open issues of this new operating system of Microsoft.
Microsoft needs more effort to become a powerful online player, Yahoo is not strong enough to face the challenges of its' main opponent, and ... 1 + 1 = ?
A merger of the two or an acquisition of Yahoo by MS, what ever you call it would be a great thing for the ... search-engine, software and community market. Of course, there will be a big challenge to have both groups cooperate, but obviously enough, the current MS developers need someone from outside to shake them up. Another example.
Vista Again: Not every day, but many days my browser on vista (not on XP notebooks) crash. The operating systems informs me about a "problem caused by the flash player." I wonder why I never receive a message stating that the operating system dumped due to an uncertain reason. Which would be more closer to the truth.
We concentrating on the cultural affect, think about this: the old man and the young girl. Yahoo would revitalize Microsoft's culture. Maybe that is the best reason why those to should marry: the old may feel young again. The latest presented earnings of Microsoft were beyond expectations, but this is only short-term. Although vista is not the only indication of the longer term, it is showing that something news is to come. And will the old giant be able to make it? The interest in the younger partner is emotionally the right step. This is a mergers' world. There is no single company that is able to compete with Google. When Microsoft and Yahoo cooperate they may come up with some interesting features the market would benefit from.
Of course there is this taboo on dating younger girls, but in this case I think Microsoft is wise enough and Yahoo starting to mature. The perfect moment for getting acquainted...
© Hans Bool
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Hans_Bool