Finally, Yahoo!’s CEO Jerry Yang is gone. Unfortunately, statements like the following show he was so disconnected from reality:

“despite the external environment we face, the fact remains that yahoo! is now a significantly different company that is stronger in many ways than it was just 18 months ago.”

Ha, Ha.

The only thing strong about Yahoo! is that:

they are a strong sale.

they are a strong target.

they are strongly looking forward at pre-Christmas layoffs.

I have seen this so often: make a buy offer to a competitor. If he refuses to sell, just wait and buy it later for less.  Microsoft is good at playing this game.