EETimes.com - Microsoft offers to buy Yahoo for $44.6B -- Very interesting.
Is it part of Microsoft's strategy to counter Google? But Yahoo is no competition to Google in search and Gmail is much better and faster than Yahoo mail.
Peter Clarke in his comment on the above news makes an interesting observation - It really marks Microsoft handing over the torch of succession: because Google is the big dog now - and I totally agree with him on this. To me Microsoft today seems like Sun of the browser war. Sun was wiped out by Microsoft then, is it Microsoft's turn now? Microsoft is trying hard to save itself from getting commoditized by Google's killer web applications.