By MICHAEL LIEDTKE – 1 hour ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Unable to topple Google Inc. on its own, Microsoft Corp. is trying to force crippled rival Yahoo Inc. into a shotgun marriage, with a wager worth nearly $42 billion that the two companies together will have a better chance of tackling the Internet search leader.
So long Flickr. We hardly knew ye. I have full confidence that Microsoft will run good things like YUI and Flickr right into the ground.