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What would a Microsoft-Yahoo deal mean for Windows and Office?

While there has been a storm of columnists, bloggers and self-styled pundits who have talked the Microsoft-Yahoo merger to death, very few of them have considered what a pair-up of these two companies could mean for Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office. I took up that topic with my ZDNet colleague Larry Dignan in this interview.

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While there has been a storm of columnists, bloggers and self-styled pundits who have talked the Microsoft-Yahoo merger to death, very few of them have considered what a pair-up of these two companies could mean for Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office. I took up that topic with my ZDNet colleague Larry Dignan in this interview.

We discussed:

  1. Microsoft's current strategy in online applications and how it could change it if bought Yahoo
  2. Whether Microsoft could flip a switch and immediately control the market for online productivity software
  3. Whether Yahoo's mobile software combined with Windows Mobile could take on Google Android
  4. If a Microsoft-Yahoo merger could become a distraction for Microsoft's software business

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Jason Hiner is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He writes about the people, products, and ideas changing how we live and work in the 21st century. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.

2 comments
BALTHOR
BALTHOR

I suspect that any Microsoft Yahoo deal would be a surprise to AT&T.

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