So, it's the beginning of the end for Yahoo! as they sell their soul to Microsoft in a deal which is attractive in the short term, but spells a white flag in the long term.
These are two companies that have singularly failed in the video market, despite consistent attempts. It seems that Ashley Highfield has been busy since joining MSN from BBC as the Microsoft division announces the launch of a new video service.
Ironically, it uses Flash, not Silverlight, the rival technology Microsoft has been touting...
Two wrongs don't make a right and despite Ballmer's clever move on this deal, Microsoft's strategy remains even more incomprehensible than Google's 'throw it at the wall and see what sticks' approach to business.