What if Microsoft Owned Yahoo?

Usually I do not comment on technology news on this blog, but this is a really interesting story that happened a couple of years ago. First of all let me say that it involves Microsoft and Yahoo. Can you guess what happened? Microsoft wanted to purchase Yahoo. Basically Microsoft already offered $44.6 billion dollars, but Yahoo rejected it. Some people at the time were saying that “Microsoft Rejects Yahoo Rejection´┐Ż. This of course just might have been a way to increase the price tag. In any case, Microsoft still seemed interested, but it seems that nothing came out of it. In any case, what I really wanted to discuss is what would have been the consequences of such a merge. I think that it would be beneficial to internet users, as currently Google is perhaps too popular. Having companies that compete with each other is always good and many people say that there is no real competitor to Google at the moment.