Could Microsoft be pursuing Facebook now since Yahoo! wouldn’t let them take them to the Senior Prom? It appears that way from Andy Beal’s perspective and his sources.
Facebook is already wearing Microsoft’s ring–the company recently invested $240 million in the social network–but the timing is just too strange. Ten minutes ago, Yahoo was the company that was going to solve all Microsoft’s problems. Now it’s Facebook?
Sadly I think this is horrible news. I’m fine that Microsoft has invested a ton of money into the company, after all, there can’t be much wrong with spreading around the wealth to some companies that are doing some great things right?
As much as I think Microsoft is moving towards a better, brighter and more open future, I think for them to purchase Microsoft outright would probably destroy Facebook. I don’t think they’d do anything from a technological perspective to destroy it, I just think most people would start jumping off the network in masses because of the way they feel about Microsoft in general.
I think Facebook has some great things going for it, it’s surely a valuable community of users and content now. That community is still expanding in its scope and influence as well.
What do you think? Good idea or bad idea?
Source: Andy Beal on MarketingPilgrim