Microsoft may be talking to Yahoo!, but some think there are others that would benefit more from a Yahoo! acquisition.
Scott Karp, Publishing 2.0, encourages Google to buy Yahoo! to complement their weak spots.
“Yahoo! Mail, which accounts for almost 50% of the free email market, has more than 10 times the market share of Gmail; Yahoo! Answers is a major hit… Google Answers failed; Yahoo’s Flickr is a runaway hit… far outpacing Google’s Picasa photo site…”
John Blossom, from Shore Media and ContentBlogger, thinks News Corp is a likely candidate to buy Yahoo! after they’ve purchased Dow Jones.
“Yahoo's strong online finance portal would complement potential content fed in from Dow Jones holdings should that deal close… Yahoo entertainment offerings would complement MySpace nicely and its enormous base of user accounts would offer MySpace a shot in the arm as Facebook builds a stronger market share.”
I don’t see anyone saying that Yahoo! should tough it out on their own.
What happened to Yahoo!?
Is this Netscape all over again?
Once again, the only constant…