WSJ does a good job of promoting an agenda within MSFT: One faction within Microsoft is promoting a bold strategy in the company’s battle with Google: Join forces with Yahoo, reports WSJ. It is very speculative for now, but the two companies have discussed possible options over the course of the past year.
— Short of a wholesale acquisition, Microsoft could sell MSN to Yahoo, taking a minority stake in the Internet portal.
— Behind the scenes at Microsoft there are two factions of thinking about a Yahoo deal…One, largely led by MSN veterans, has been focused on Microsoft building its own answer to Google. So far that group has prevailed.
Again, could all be smoke and mirrors for now…