Very interesting day at work yesterday with the news of the Microsoft buy-out offer, including plenty of rumors and speculation (as you might expect).
While the board and executive management work through this process, employees probably have a few concerns along the lines of “how will this affect me?”. In no particular order, some likely questions:
- What will happen to my stock options?
- Will I still have a job?
- Which products will survive?
That last point is probably the most interesting and will lead to lots of fun speculation. (It’ll also drive question #2 as things shake out.)
Webware.com has a good comparison of most of the web properties to see who presumably would win out: Web 2.0 cage match: Microsoft vs. Yahoo.