Poll: What can MIcrosoft do for $44B?

March 1, 2008 at 8:21 pm (developers, digital life, internet, quiz, web) (, , , , , )

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What can Microsoft do for $44B? (hmmm…. instead of bothering Yahoo & rest of us!)
  1. Eradicate hunger from a good part of the world for decades to come, so once they are hungry no more, they can join as coders in MS’ open source movement!!
  2. Build a World Trade Ctr (twin tower, not one) in every state of US.
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YaWho? mail

February 6, 2008 at 7:58 am (digital life, internet, web) (, , )

Hotmail, the first to create the free online email was sort of Silicon Valley pioneers in mid 90’s. They started a generation of free email providers on the Net. Yahoo, Excite, Lycos, and many followed. And then one fine day MS woke upto the web based email revolution and being cash rich, they bought off hotmail for $300+million! That was the end of the road for hotmail. Today Hotmail is one of the worst free email services on the net.

HotmailHotmail, I believe still has a limit on email storage, while Yahoo & GMail are virtually free. And try not logging into your hotmail account for more than a month. Next time you log in, all your emails will be cleaned (though they retain your email address), which is brutal!! Happened to a colleague of mine, who had some important emails saved in his acct. He contacted their tech support, was ready to pay them a price to recover his mails, but all he got was a cold reply ‘Sorry’!

So Microsoft has done it with Hotmail, and now they are going to repeat the history with Yahoo! MS+Y! means the end of one of the best webbased emails of the current generation!

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Money can’t buy love, but Money can buy Yahoo!

February 2, 2008 at 10:07 am (developers, internet, web) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Morning’s breaking news was hard enough for me to start a blog!! So actually this is my first one!

Microsoft + Yahoo!

(literally meaning the exclamation ‘!’ mark after Yahoo)

What if someone pays you a billlion bucks to committ suicide? Will ya? (I can hear some ‘Hell Yeah’ from somewhere far east) But Yahoo has been offerred 44. And unfortunately they will. There goes the end to one of the finest innovators of Silicon Valley! Yahoo recently announced 10% layoff, and MS’ generous offer (44B for a 23b company). Its all timed well, you know!

Yahootmail.com?? Heck, I have been using Yahoo mail for the longest time, but I have to hate myself biding goodbye to it. No thanks, I will opt out of “MSN Yahoo! Community”!

There is much more: do I want my DSL connection to go through MS domain? NO!

YHOO went up 48% in a day – that’s prolly one good news for Yahoo investers in recent times. But bad news for rest of us, web developers and alike. Let me download the latest version of YUI before it becomes MUI! JavaScript out, VBScript in! That will suck so bad.

I have one request for Microsoft though, if you acquire Yahoo, please move them out of Silicon Valley, we’ll collect $$ to build a tombstone!

Yahoo 1995-2008

(So the number 13 did its trick!!)

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