Microsoft bids $44.6 billion for Yahoo

This is big! The only impact I can see for Media Center users is that we may, some day in the distant future, see Yahoo services integrated into VMC.

Given Microsoft’s recent history of execution, I am not sure this move is a good thing.

"We have great respect for Yahoo, and together, we can offer an increasingly exciting set of solutions for consumers, publishers, and advertisers while becoming better positioned to compete in the online-services market," Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said in a statement.