Girlfriend Kara Swisher’s doing the Beastmaster’s bidding this week, talking up the borg’s alleged “organic” Web-search-and-ad stew. Project Granola they call it. The thinking is that Microsoft has so much cool crap in house it doesn’t need no stinkin’ Yahoo.
Yeah. Okay. We’ve heard about the billions the Borg spends on R&D. Problem is, no one can think of one truly creative thing it’s ever done. Oh, wait: my people do rave about Nathan Myrvold’s cassoulet.
Word of warning to the Yangster if he’s still in the game: Despite all its cash, the Borg won’t buy what it can steal.