Furrier.org is claiming that Microsoft is planning to eek out Yahoo’s search engine business and, furthermore, that it plans to purchase Facebook. In light of Facebook’s efforts to block Google’s access to its data, this could make a lot of sense.
With the link between Google and Facebook broken, Microsoft could very well attempt to exploit the assets of Yahoo search, including its expert staff, to establish two pokes in the fire: search and social web.
Microsoft probably understands that in order to remain in the game, it will have to dominate social media. We’ll have to see how this story develops because it could one of the biggest stories of the decade.