Excerpt from this week's Paul Thurrott summary:
I've often complained that Microsoft hasn't been aggressive enough since its humiliating US antitrust defeat a decade ago. That may be changing: This week, the company took out a full page ad in the San Jose Mercury News that is clearly aimed at Yahoo engineers who are thinking of leaving the company. "Microsoft has search jobs in the Valley," the ad reads. "There are now very few companies that remain truly committed to defining the future of search and online advertising. Microsoft is one of them." The ad doesn't mention Yahoo by name, but then it doesn't have to: Everyone knows Yahoo just sold its soul by entering into a search outsourcing deal with number one rival Google. "Come join a company with the resources, engineering expertise, R&D, partnerships, and competitive spirit to make it happen." Good stuff.