Re: [Y-Mail] Microsoft Won't Take No For Anaswer To Take Over Yahoo!
- If microsoft buys Yahoo won't they be in trouble with the federal government again in regard to monoplies?
StephenOn Feb 1, 2008 12:31 PM, Sasafrass <sasafrass452@...> wrote:
If they "shut down the non-profit making arms of Yahoo", that would mean no free Yahoo Mail. That wouldn't surprise me one bit.... But as I mentioned before, I'm NOT helping to line micro$oft's greedy pockets. If they buy Yahoo, I would be doing just that if I stay & keep my Yahoo Mail Plus membership. Whether they leave the email service alone or not, they'd still get a piece of the pie.... but not from me!!
G Pollara wrote:As said previously, it depends on what they do with Yahoo properties. If they leave the branding and the applications (e.g. flickr, delicious, Y Mail) seperate, then no reason to leave. For example, You Tube is not massively different since Google purchased it. In fact you'd hardly know it's a google company. The one thing there isn't is a rush. If anything happens it will take many months (meanwhile google races on ahead...). My feeling is that Microsoft will just shut down the non-profit making arms of yahoo and carry on supporting the rest. There's just way too many Y mail and hotmail users to suddenly merge them all into one, for example. The real merger will come in the advertising side of things, which might just be more efficient.
- I suppose if you consider the possible effect this deal would have on Yahoo Mail, then yes, it's relevant.... otherwise, it's fairly off-topic.
Don Ethridge wrote:How are these topics not relevant to a web based email program? This should be considered very much on topic.