Microsoft makes 44 billion USD offer for Yahoo
To underscore how market dynamics and perception of companies has changed drastically over the past few years; this acquisition would actually be welcomed by many.
Meanwhile Google misses earning estimates for first time
This is no surprise given the current economic downturn and resultant decrease in online advertising; the key driver in Google’s revenue model. This makes Microsoft’s probable purchase of Yahoo even more important as Google will finally have a competitor who will match it dollar for dollar in R&D spending etc.
Web 2.0 security risks still being ignored
Julian Goldsmith opines in ZDNet Asia that basic security risks are still being ignored by most Web 2.0 companies and users.
Wall Street Journal predicts widespread Web 2.0 adoption in 2008
Despite the lagging economy and security risks, Ben Worthen thinks that 2008 will be a breakout year in terms of Web 2.0 adoption in corporations.