Well now we know what Microsoft is going to do with all that money it was going to use to buy Yahoo.
No, not buy domains, or another internet company or do anything else that would help it compete with Google.
Instead Microsoft is going to use the money to buy back its own shares and increase its dividend its shareholders.
Microsoft will buy back the shares though September 2013. Microsoft also announced plans to pay a 13-cent quarterly dividend, which is an 18 percent increase over its previous quarterly dividend. The dividend will be payable on December 11 to shareholders of record as of November 20.
Once again Microsoft has missed a golden opportunity to make a move, any kind of move, on Google and instead is just giving it away.