Which is what I predicted yesterday on my personal blog.
This, I think, shows Microsoft clearly to be a company in decline. They no longer are the Borg (and haven’t been referred to as such for years now, for that matter.) That they couldn’t pull this off shows them to be clumsy – and most importantly – a company other companies don’t want to be part of, a far cry indeed from the Microsoft of old.
What will happen to Yahoo? They certainly showed fight and determination here. They need to do the same with the multitude of sites and services. Many are quite excellent, but it is Google that is giving both companies the jitters.