Microsoft is definitely not happy with its 7% market share on search business, versus 21% for Yahoo and 66% for Google. Hence its $1.2 offer for the Norway’s Fast Search and Transfer. No doubt this industry is on the move. According to analysts, Yahoo’s core value is falling. One of them, quoted by New York Times “Bits” said that the value of the company’s cash and stock holdings exceeds its actual business. This Mozart of Excel is putting a value of €14bn for Yahoo, only 7% of Google’s €200bn !
> story in NYTimes Bits
> about the Fast acquisition, story in The Red Herring

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