Robert Scoble outline a good reason why microsoft would want to buy Yahoo. He points out that Yahoo ‘s core business is the internet and they have creative and talented engineers/developers that could take Microsoft Cash cow product which is Office to the internet, this would help to stem the migration of businesses to Google docs. Flickr and yahoo mail would also add to Microsofts glacial presence, as long as tools such as flickr are allowed to develop without to much corporate meddling the user community won’t mind who is in control. Look at youtube for example. Robert also points out that the one thing that could sour the integration is the possible HQ battles/turf war between Yahoo and Microsoft. employees.