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Ubuntu Man Says Microsoft's About to 'Swallow a Hand-Grenade'

Apr 28, 2008, 15:45 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ashlee Vance)

"Well, here I am just a few miles from Yahoo!' headquarters and Microsoft's Silicon Valley residence. It's Sunday, and I've yet to hear screams from either camp. So, it seems that Microsoft's call to action deadline around the Yahoo! buy is passing with a lack of fanfare. Yahoo! may surprise us yet by leaking something to the New York Times or perhaps Steve Baller will call up his buds at the Wall Street Journal, but in lieu of such actual movements, I'm left wanting...

"During a recent interview in London, Shuttleworth had plenty to say about Microhoo.

"'The Microsoft and Yahoo thing is fascinating,' he told me. 'I think the ad game is lost. So, Microsoft buying Yahoo! now on search? Come on. Two failing operators will just continue to decline together. On search, I think it's totally a waste of time...'"

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