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Can open source save Yahoo?

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| Microsoft’s embrace of Yahoo was based on the idea that its own customers’
| loyalty — and it does have loyal customers — along with its financial heft,
| might maintain the site’s market share.
| But that chance, too, is now gone.
| So what’s left. Perhaps, despite Jeremy Zawodny’s landing at Craigslist, open
| source is left.
| By building a cloud business on open source projects like Hadoop, YUI, Grids,
| and Squid, perhaps Yahoo can reinvent itself.
| Amazon did. Why can’t Yahoo?


He also mentions Sun, which appears to be evolving rather than fighting and
terrorising (Microsoft).

Sun aims open source model at emerging markets

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| For Sun Microsystems, open sourcing its core products like Java and Solaris
| benefits software developers in emerging markets like the Philippines. The
| payoff business-wise will come later, according to a top executive.



Ballmer’s biggest flop to date

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| No, I’m not going to say Vista. I see Vista as an organizational failure.
| Ballmer gets his share of the blame, but there’s plenty of blame to go
| around. Now, Microhoo, the failed attempt to buy out Yahoo — that heaping
| pile lands directly on Ballmer’s doorstep.
| [...]
| Good going Ballmer! He not only can't hurt Google, he actually makes them
| stronger! It's enough to make me wonder if maybe Ballmer has some kind of
| corporate death wish. Maybe Ballmer wants to be fired?


Google and Yahoo gain at Microsoft's expense


Is Microsoft Aura Fading?

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| Yesterday's early relief rally reversed, and Microsoft's value has now fallen
| by more than $30 billion since it unveiled its bid for Yahoo on February 1.


Microsoft stock drops amid slumping sales

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| "The risk is that Linux gets a foothold and then affects their long-term
| revenue significantly."

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