Microsoft Offers $44.6B for Yahoo

Yahoo (AP):

“Microsoft’s consistent belief has been that the combination of Microsoft and Yahoo! clearly represents the best way to deliver maximum value to our respective shareholders, as well as create a more efficient and competitive company that would provide greater value and service to our customers,” Ballmer wrote.

It has been years since I’ve taken Yahoo! seriously, but this is still chilling. Diversity keeps cyberspace healthy. Monopoly reduces freedom.