If Yahoo let itself to be acquired by Microsoft, then it will be the end of Yahoo forever, as we know it. Microsoft is good at buying out competitors and kill them instead of growing them. With my short memory, I only remember Hotmail as a better acquisition by Microsoft, but where is Hotmail today? How about Skype? Perhaps, it’s also just a matter of time before Skype also goes under. I don’t remember a company that Microsoft has acquired and made it a success in its market.
And why is Carol Bartz going around ranting Yahoo publicly? That’s not professional. She’s likely killing her chances of getting hired as CEO of another major company.