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  • 10:32 Checking out Mozilla Prism Adobe AIR dev'pr asked what's the diff. Easy: Prism wraps no dev'ping apps #
  • 10:48 Posting this for my cyberstalker(G)… Smoking kills Nintendo Wiis #
  • 15:57 @jocelynspies You should post a pic. 🙂 #
  • 19:41 Gonna take a look at my Moon shots. (Get your mind out of the gutter!) Played with ISO and shutter. Hopefully there are good one… #
  • 23:23 Guess I should go to bed. Need to be up before 9:30 to hit the road by 10 to make it to East Atl by 11. #

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Technology QotD: What’s $44.6 Billion Anyway?

Microsoft made a $44.6 billion dollar bid to buy Yahoo! on Friday. The word "monopoly" has been brought up a lot since this bid was announced. What's your take on the potential deal?

What web-based business property has Microsoft bought which turned out to do very well? None… That is why Microsoft wants to buy Yahoo. Their hope is to finally get it right. Unfortunately, I think it means Yahoo will continue to plummet for the next 5 years until no one cares. Like Hotmail.

Yahoo has successfully bought web-properties and not killed them. If enough of the Yahoo team sticks around, then maybe it could work. Unfortunately, its likely those people will end up with Microsoft jobs or go start another business. Most either Yahoo execs I've read about were involved in a startup at some point, so I can't see them thriving in a behemoth like Microsoft.

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