Microsoft & Yahoo!

By now, everyone's heard of Microsoft's $44.6bn bid for Yahoo! and everyone's talked about it as well, though Yahoo! isn't saying much for the time being.

Here, in my opinion, are some of the most interesting articles currently published on this topic:

In fact, if you're only going to read one article on this topic, read Thurrott's. Though it would be good if you checked out the comparison table in Zheng's article as well.

Finally, in light of all this merger talk, check out Josh Lowensohn's article on Dot-com pioneers -- where are they now?. It makes and interesting read.