As everyone knows, Yahoo rejected Microsoft’s buyout offer. Personally, I think it’s only a matter of time before Ballmer gets his way.
Now, if I’m Google and that happens, I’m not exactly quaking in my billion-dollar boots. But I’d still consider doing something that would send ripples across the entire tech world and make any Microsoft/Yahoo combination look like an also-ran.
Namely, merge with Apple and have Steve Jobs lead the whole company. And you know he would do it, just to spite MS. True, the Google board might not go for it … but even announcing to the press that they were looking into the option would shove MS/Yahoo off the front page and send the blogosphere into a frenzy.