Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Software assurance and Yahoo Mail?

Sure we been there before. Hotmail which is dead, now comes office live, with mail live et al.

But what if this play is about Search to go up against Google and mail to go against Google and Lotus and anyone else.
Many of us still have and use Yahoo and this is troubling.
Not as troubling as Gmail which monitors your communications.

Microsoft has not had a great webmail solution for sometime, this could resolve it.
Also, when they buy the company they get their data centers which is really what Microsoft needs to compete with Google.

So who is right and who is wrong? Time will tell but I for one, am not happy about my yahoo email becoming one with Microsoft because anyone who uses MSN/hotmail knows Microsoft knows nothing about spam prevention.

Google won that one big with Postini.

Microsoft also gains an excellent, albeit dated, portal. And presumably revenues from this as well. Software assurance on your yahoo mail account anyone?


  1. If this is really going to happen I'll close my Yahoo! account to celebrate its 10 year anniversary... what a sad moment

  2. I hear you on this one. My thoughts also wander to a Google/Yahoo merger and how that would shape things as well.

    All we can do is wait and see, but you know it's hard to turn down 44 Billion you know?