TechCrunch also notes that Google looks as if it is running scared
Michael Arrington of TechCrunch has a post entitled "Can Google Still Claim To Be David To Microsoft's Goliath? No." in which he argues that Google is no longer an innocent little company. He notes that:
... 2008 may be the year Google can no longer hide behind the "David v. Goliath" defense with Microsoft. Google is the reason that Yahoo has stumbled so badly, and may be Microsoft's last hope to be a meaningful player on the Internet over the long run. To put it bluntly, the roles are reversed. Google is now the Goliath, and they're [sic:their] public whimpering on the acquisition makes them look petty and scared.
... when the[y] complain about the formation of a new entity that can provide them real competition in the search and online advertising space, I'm not feeling the love.
Meanwhile, I am waiting to hear what impact anybody thinks the Microsoft/Yahoo deal might have on the Blogosphere, if any at all.