This sure is a no-brainer. It is gearing up for a whole new battle of market share on the Web – Ad Revenues, et al. Mr. Gates announced in the World Economic Forum at Davos this year that his company is getting ready with some new and exciting products in the WWW services/offerings arena. Interesting was his comment that there is not just one company in this world of “Search”. And why not? The online ad market is projected to grow to $61 billion. You sure have arrived Mr. Gates – though inorganically, but who cares.
Microsoft announced it’s intention to acquire Yahoo! and made an offer of $31/share valuing the company at $44.6 billion. This is after the two companies decided to work together in 2006.