Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Does Steve Ballmer Have A Diabolical Plan?

So maybe Steve Ballmer isn't an idiot after all.

A fascinating NyPo story has Ballmer playing Icahn, so that Icahn plays Yahoo!. Since Icahn doesn't really have a clue, according to NyPo, about the internet, Ballmer is instigating Icahn to make bids he knows that Yahoo! will reject. Hmmm, so that's where that idea of making Yang "Chief Yahoo!" came from.

The ultimate plan is Ballmer using Icahn to destroy Yahoo! or to drive the stock price down, so that he can buy it on the cheap.

On the other hand, the story has a decided, Yahoo! spin to it. Maybe it's Yahoo! playing NyPo reporters?

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