Robert Scoble has an interesting take on the on again/off again MS/Yahoo deal and how it relates to MS’s rumoured overtures to Facebook.
Scoble sees this as potentially the battle supreme between an open web and a closed web. Scoble sees that by purchasinf FB and locking up Yahoo search, Microsoft could lock Google out of massive proportions of online content.
Check out his post here – it’s worth a read.
Of course one has to wonder if Facebook can remain truly closed in the face of the huge pressure regarding openess and data portability – of all the players, Facebook may have sufficient momentum to do so.