Posted October 6, 2011 7:55 am by with 2 comments

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This is certainly a big if.

There is a fair amount of speculation out there that Microsoft is looking at buying Yahoo. A 10 percent jump in Yahoo’s stock yesterday was one result. There is, however, an equal amount of talk that is denying it. So it’s all speculation. Welcome to the world of the Internet.

The Business Insider of course is going to run hard with any rumor and wasted no time in getting comScore to help stoke the fire a little with this chart showing the combined traffic of the two Internet problem children. Top of the heap, yes, but not that much more than Google.

So will they do something like this? Who knows. Until there is a real announcement from either this is just another iPhone 5 like exercise in rumor mongering from the tech press. Oh joy.

  • Very interesting, although the chart would be more useful if it also included Yahoo and Bing’s current usage so it’s easier to compare how they currently perform and how they could perform after a merger.

  • Such a merger would probably evaporate the value of Yahoo!’s assets faster than any of the other insane ideas that have been floated around.

    The only way Yahoo! investors will recoup their investment is to pull together and find a CEO with a clue.