Microsoft has offered to buy the search engine company Yahoo for $44.6bn (£22.4bn) in cash and shares.What does Google think? Apple? Yo mama?
Yup, iSaid it….and its true. Here it is Halloween weekend in 2007 and the best dressed costume of the year came from Cupertino. Leopard (OS X) is nothing special. At. All. iBlogged some digg crap calling it a “tipping point” dang, i’ve seen Malcolm Gladwell speak live, even met the man and i am willing to bet he IS NOT considering this marginal OS upgrade a “tipping point.” Or even gives a crap at all. iF Anything it gives MSFT time to kick the sh*t out of Apple again. Sure they got the momentum, SJ (Steve Jobs) will retire within this time frame. He came, he saw, he kicked f”ning ass. But Bill Gates did well too, they both did, and after Leopard, iPhone, iPod and the 45 nm paradigm shift has occured… iPredict Steve will retire. He should in my opinion, obviously he can do whatever he wants forever, he started Apple, he revived it, he made the keypad on my MBP glow, i owe him a foot massage and as awkward as that would be, more awkward still would for Steve to keep, “innovating.” Zaxxon high score reached. Time up. Not “game over…” Anything goes in bidness, but really, for this round, “time up.” Aside from a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, endorsed motor oil, or personal Hallmark division i don’t know what else the man can do, b/c he HAS DONE EVERYTHING. Read the rest of this entry »
Whoa Right? Yeah, that’s what i read over on webware. Apparently web users in China are reporting “re-routing” of these large American search giants to the Asian search Giant baidu. Hmmm, could it have to do with the visit of the Dali Lama, a political dissident of the Red Dragon? Unfortunately there is not a free press in that pseudo-communist country in order to tell. What do you think? Find out more on here.
Thanks for keeping up to date with Apple, Inc. & Things i Think. This is the 100th post for Thunk Different since we began posting on April 20th, 2007. We also reached over 15,000 views yesterday, added Digg, del.icio,us, FARK, newsvine, and other RSS readers to the base of every posting starting yesterday. If you go back and check you will see a few more than that b/c i added them on popular posts.
What has ThunkDifferent done thus far?
Gotten the word out. The amount of news that Apple & readers like you come up with is astounding. It is so much fun to write about and thanks for the questions, i always love to get fan mail. i’m sure i will be better to keep better track of all of the other Apple RSS feeds now as i recent downloaded a news reader myself, turning 2.0 is a journey, not a destination. (or at least one i fully understand at this time anyway.)
What can we expect in the near future?
The Thunk Different podcast. Fo’ Sure. i started podcasting in January of last year if you would like to check out some of my old shows, just google “expatpodcast” or go to expatpodcast.blogspot.com. i have moved over to wordpress since then and am glad to say i am quite happy with them.
What is 20weblogs?
20 weblogs is a new 2.0 web community of independent bloggers networking media channel throughout the web. Unlike most other blogging outfits, 20weblogs is not a profit driven collective. If you would like to find out more about them, go to 20weblogs.com and request an invitation.
WWDC, Whatcha think?!
Oh hell, i don’t know. i think that leopard will (hope) surprise. i have been reading about its architecture on some of the developer blogs and they have some interesting things to say. i personally think that in the next year we will see smaller more energy efficient chips from intel and AMD, touch screen imacs, and a big update to .mac service with iphone integration into the laptops, Apple TV, and more Google apps.
Tell us about the iPhone.
Oh, just read my posts and the links about from two days ago, not hot off the presses, but as current & steamy as anyone else has.
Tell us more!!!
i will, just keep reading and asking questions and i will get back to you personally, i just added jaiku today too, so keep posted by reading one of the hardest things i am working on right now. The Thunk Different. Blog.
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Ok, 2.0 is a wonderfully vague concept that most of us into tech understand, if not, see the video, HERE.
With that out of the way, let me proceed back to the pitch of this post, the rehabbing of ask.com. What is ask.com? C’mon!, it’s that sexy search engine that has all those… wait sexy? Yeah, i guess i am getting ahead of myself, Search engines can’t really be Sexy, and that is the problem.
Ask is trying to hard. And yeah, it’s S-L–O—-W——–Too. But wait, find out why it is good too…
Well… this could happen. It might happen. It hasn’t happened yet. But, What if it does happen? It is being reported that big daddy MSN is in talks with the Stanford owners who created the first great search company on the web. No, not Excite, not Lycos, and i’ll be damned if its Alta Vista, I’m talking about Yahoo. Yes, like the owners of Google, the creators of Yahoo also went to Stanford. Must be a good school huh? I think many academics and those on wall street would agree. The companies Google and Yahoo are both worth billions bringing in more billions every year, and millions every single day. No wonder Wall Street is smiling on Yahoo, Inc shares right now, as of 9:45 eastern this May 4th, the stock has raised 15% today alone. It looks like the Remond software giant is very serious about this bid. Apparently Microsoft was in talks a few months back and the offer of 50 BILLION was declined. I’m not sure what the full market value of Microsoft is, but that is more money than the GNPof many countries. For instance, the Chrysler arm of http://www.daimlerchrysler.com/ is valued at about 7 billion, and Rupert Murdoch is trying to buy the entire Dow Jones (wall street journal, index, etc) for 6 billion. The Yahoo deal is almost 10 times as large.
So considering how fast Google is tearing up on-line advertising, and how badly Microsoft is losing in search, I would not be surprised if the Redmond team hedges their losses with a company like Yahoo. It would bring added equity to Microsoft and give them a massive jolt in both on-line ad exposure and consumer confidence. Why? people like yahoo, not enough to switch from Google right now, but that could change just as people went to Google from Yahoo. So is MSN buys Yahoo, what will Mountain view answer with? A WWDC talk with Eric Schmidt and Steve Jobs? We might find out as soon as the second week.