February 1, 2008 General 0

Microsoft Proposes Acquisition of Yahoo! for $31 per Share: Transaction valued at approximately $44.6 billion in cash and stock; provides 62 percent premium to current trading price for Yahoo! shareholders; combined entity to create a more competitive company, providing superior value to shareholders, better choice and innovation for customers and partners

MS’s search is woefully behind google. Yahoo’s search is much better. Given that Microsoft is determined to catch yahoo this makes sense on that front. My question is..what is going to happen to yahoo if this goes through?

*update* this would also have huge implications for some open source projects. Also consider the enormous amount of bsd and linux server yahoo runs..al of that would be ported to windows: