Rumours abound; Facebook and MS and Yahoo! Oh my! May 20, 2008Posted by David Gillespie in industry news, web 2.0.
Tags: Beacon, Facebook, Microsoft, Robert Scoble, yahoo
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No sooner am I cracking jokes about not following Scoble than I clock an interesting breakdown of rumours swirling regarding Microsoft taking search off of Yahoo!’s hands and buying Facebook at the same time for somewhere between $15 & $20 billion. Robert is running around saying the sky will fall if this happens, I say you’ll see first an uproar and then an exodus from Facebook, the kind of thing that will make the hassles with the news feed and Beacon look like the good ol’ days.
I’ll be leading the charge.
*Update* David J Hinson hit me up on Twitter suggesting I may be over-reacting a touch. Me? Noooooo…*ahem* I seriously value the ability of the web to keep moving towards a completely open future, and my instinct says a deal between MS and Facebook would not take is closer. I have nothing against Microsoft (hi to Tom and Adam at Redmond, we miss you guys), but as Andy Grove once said, only the paranoid survive.
Tweetwheel; the hits keep on coming May 20, 2008Posted by David Gillespie in web 2.0.
Tags: Iain Tait, Robert Scoble, Tweetwheel
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I was just about to close the window when I noticed Robert Scoble sitting on the page with no connections. You may say odd that Scoble showed up with no connections (surely a first..har), but the mystery for me lies in the fact that I don’t follow Robert.
Perhaps the creators got so used to loading up his name he just defaults? Who knows =]