Microsoft gives up Yahoo
May 4, 2008
I just woke up and read in Spiegel.de that MS finally gave up of Yahoo. Smart move. All MS does not need right now is to waste time with corporate culture clashes. I am still betting on a much clever take over by Microsoft: that would be Adobe Systems with their almighty onipresent Flash. Much of the web is going multimedia and owning the top plataform to design enriched apps is going to make Microsoft current core business stronger.
I believe that MS should focus on software, be it service or licenses and not try to be a media advertisement oriented company . This has not worked and never will. They must fight Google, Oracle, IBM, Salesforce etc, but in their own field. Despite what everyone says, they are by far the top consumer-software company and come right after IBM in the corporate software market. So all in all, giving up a fancy media portal comes for the best.