Yahoo Sale Buzz Mounts as Google Said to Be Possibly Interested – Computerworld. The bigger question is whether there will be consolidation among the portal giants or a realignment. IMHO Microsoft is the key to much of what is going on currently. They have to re-invent themselves in a way that suits their culture and expertise. I wouldn’t bet on Windows as the emerging cash cow. It has lost its strategic importance. But again, HPs recent change of heart around hardware might affect all that. But there’s always that funky Palm acquisition and their tablet failure.