Some quarters are insinuating that Steve Ballmer of Microsoft should go for failing to nail Yahoo. It’s as if the only way to level the playing field with Google is to get Jerry Yang and company. I don;t think so.
To stop, to retreat, and to take some breathing space can be good at times. I’m sure Microsoft can see that Yahoo is not confident with its future. It is even planning to sleep with its enemy (Google) for some advertising deal.
By retreating, by walking away, Microsoft can sit back and see Yahoo fall and come back for another round of acquisition bid. By then, shareholders themselves of Yahoo will push their company to accept.
Originally posted on May 4, 2008 @ 2:05 pm