Apparently, Google wants to help Yahoo! in their fight against the hostile Microsoft takeover. Is Google playing the white knight, or is it just a wolf in sheep's clothing? I'm not quite sure that a strategic alliance of any sort between Google and Yahoo!, which actually means Yahoo! becoming a Google subsidiary is good news for the Internet as a whole. While I understand the trouble with Microsoft being at the helm of Jerry Yang's baby, I tend to think that we need more pressure on Google and more competition overall. If Google lays their hands on Yahoo!, that's no good news for all of us. Especially if that happens in a sneaky and indirect way that manages to run below the Antitrust radar.
All this reminds me of Microsoft helping Apple back in 1997. Is history repeating itself?