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Microsoft in Talks to Buy Facebook?

29-Sep-07 12:29 am EST Leave a comment Go to comments

Also this past week, more takeover talk from one big giant.  Although it continues to amaze me that Microsoft takes such keen interest in successful companies that don’t seem all that keen on using its products.  Facebook might not, in my view, deserve the attention though.  Its success is largely predicated on simply being first to market and switching everything over to ASP.NET isn’t likely to change or improve the situation for the start-up as competitor sites quickly close the gap.  Does this strike anyone else as more of a fad than a real fundamental change in how the net draws users online?

Add to this the fact that Facebook is largely ad-free at the moment (and doesn’t look anything like MSN groups, with ads everywhere), and what you have a recipe for a pretty huge failure.  Just because Yahoo’s doing it hardly means it’s worth doing…

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