Only Google could disappoint investors with a 17% rise in profits over the last quarter. Considering many companies are going to find this year a tricky on to actually make money you could think the market is being a little harsh. It was interesting that the next story I saw on my feed was Microsoft getting it's not inconsiderable wodge out for Yahoo. I have a fair amount of respect for Yahoo but the last innovative thing they did was their mash-up engine. Absorption by Microsoft could give them the cash injection to take on Google or they could be pressed into making Yahoo a Windows only portal and therefor irrelevant for a growing percentage of 'net users. I wasn't sad the day my login for Hotmail and MSN died, I wonder if they same will be said for my various Yahoo logins in a years time?