That huge purchase.
I normally let tech-related news pass but this one is just too huge.
Because Microsoft Corp, the guys behind that program we call Word and OS we call Windows, had just made an offer to buy up Yahoo! Inc for a whopping 44.6 billion US of A dollars!
Okay. Hold on, take a deep breath. Absorb this: Microsoft buys Yahoo! for $44.6 Billion.
Now you have any idea how much money $44.6 Billion is? Remember that Bill Gates, (former) Chairman of Microsoft and also, the current richest dude in the world, is worth, drumroll please.. $56 Billion.
Get the picture on just how much money Microsoft is gambling here? All that, just to remain competitive to Google.
But what will we, the end-users, be expecting if the deal goes through? Windows Live Flickr, anyone? Yahoo Mail downgrading into the infamous Hotmail? I can only imagine, but I seriously hope Flickr is to stay though. =\
People and money. Tsk, tsk, tsk.