Once upon a time there were two companies, Microsoft and Yahoo. One day, Microsoft proposed to Yahoo that they unite in corporate matrimony. Yahoo spurned its not-quite-lover’s advances, saying that its dowry was not quite sufficient. Unrequited though its love was, Microsoft was not deterred, and retreated to consider other options. “If I cannot woo Yahoo,” the scorned lover proclaimed, “by golly I will assault it”.
Somewhat sidelined in this quarrel is the other party in the lover’s triange, Google, who, full of sour grapes, declared that if Microsoft and Yahoo unite, the world is doomed.
Don’t miss the next exciting episode in this continuing soap opera. Coming to a blog post near you.