July 3, 2012
yahoo! microsoft

Still kinda wonder what it would’ve been like had Microsoft acquired Yahoo!… would Microsoft’s online services division still be in the red? Would Yahoo! still be in disarray? Would Bing exist? Would they figure out how to sort all the many, many redundancies between Yahoo!/MSN?1 Since Microsoft would now own Yahoo! News, would they sell their stake in msnbc.com to NBCUniversal or try to juggle both? These are the kind of questions that keep me up at night.

1 The easiest way, I think, would be to make Yahoo! the brand for content (News, Sports, Finance, etc.) and MSN the brand for services (Skydrive, Maps, Calendar, etc.) instead of that stupid “Windows Live” stuff.