A Wall Street Journal article today is receiving a log of attention for its speculation that Microsoft could be interested in a sizable equity stake in Yahoo!. The combined forces would be meant to battle Google. Here is additional commentary from SEW, Search Engine Journal and a pessimistic view from John Battelle.
On a related note, you are able to view this WSJ article free (if you don’t have an online account) because the paper, in an attempt to hook users, has made its online access free until May 10. Get it while you can.