Stories by Joshua Gliddon with wires

Local synergies hard to gauge in the Microsoft and Yahoo deal

Microsoft's hostile offer for lagging internet portal Yahoo! has significant implications for the local internet landscape.
In Australia, Microsoft's online arm is represented by ninemsn, a 10-year-old 50-50 joint venture with former Packer group PBL Media. Ninemsn is the No. 1 internet destination in Australia, helped by its use of the HotMail brand webmail service, which lands people automatically at ninemsn when they log into or out of the mail service.

Written by Joshua Gliddon with wires02 Feb. 08 22:00