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What Effect Will a Microsoft Acquisition of Yahoo Have on Unified Communications?

Microsoft has not presented a broad UC strategy for the mobile market. I am sure they are working on one and a Yahoo acquisition would be a great help in jump-starting the move from strategy to implementation. Yahoo does a great job of organizing information and services into portals. They are typically broad horizontal offerings - the type of market position Microsoft likes.

One way to think about the Microsoft UC possibilities in this space is to think about all the services the iPhone has to offer - then think about combining Microsoft's Mobile Communicator with Yahoo's Mobile Services including Go 3.0, one Search, Local and of course - Yahoo on the iPhone.