Microsoft could still possibly buy CNET?

by ian on May 21, 2008

Well a few days I made a post on why I thought Microsoft should bought CNET. Today I read a post on techcrunch

Other bidders may still come to the table. And if they bid more, CNET has to pay a relatively paltry $35 million breakup fee

I seriously think that Microsoft should buy CNET, invest in the server infrastructure and search technology to build a better search engine, develop it in stealth mode, test it in user test groups, and then launch it under the search.com brand.
Add in the future potential of tv.com and news.com and they would be in with a real winner with this transaction. CNET was one of the few early players in the internet space who really understood the value of a good domain name. They should make the move now, cause opportunities like this will not come around again.

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