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Microsoft Corp. has pounced on slumping Internet icon Yahoo Inc. with an unsolicited takeover offer of $44.6 billion in its boldest bid yet to challenge Google Inc.’s dominance of the lucrative online search and advertising markets. The Justice Department says it is interested in reviewing antitrust issues associated with it.
The surprise offer of $31 per share, made late Thursday and announced Friday, seizes on Yahoo’s weakness while Microsoft tries to muscle up in a high-stakes battle with Google likely to define the technology landscape for years to come.
So what does this actually mean? It means that Microsoft is scared silly of Google, and won’t rest until it buys out all of its competition, except for Google and the G-company’s partner-in-crime, Apple, of course. Microsoft is finally on its heels, dragging down under failed, horrible products like Windows Vista, the Zune, and others.
And for those doubters out there who think Vista is fantabulastic, why is everyone speculating and hoping for Windows 7 already? Vista is only one-year-old, folks.
That’s enough tech talk. Go watch the Dramatic Lemur video again.