Tuesday, 6 May 2008


Can I commend you to read David Rowan's excellent article on the Microsoft/Yahoo debacle - Who's got the terabytes to smash the Googolopoly - in The Times 6th May 08.

Rowan comes to the same conclusion as I have voiced right from the start: "The marriage would only have failed dismally. Just like AOL's disastrous $103.5 billion merger with Time Warner in 2001 - possibly the most efficient demolition of shareholder value in economic history - the mismatch would quickly have exposed non-existent “synergies”, incompatible business cultures and technology platforms, and raging egos that would have turned on each other as the regulators and shareholders came calling".

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