I wasn't really surprised about the $44 billion bid of Microsoft (the Vole, as The Inquirer UK would call it) to buy its rival Yahoo!. It seems that eventually the two losers of Web 2.0 have to join forces somehow to fight the current king of the hill, Google Inc. If the deal goes through, expect to see Yahoo! toolbars appearing in Microsoft Word or Excel.
I shudder at the idea of combining two crappy webmail services, though.