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Yahoo and Automattic: Perfect Match?

ReviewSaurus has put up a post outlining just some of the many ways that Yahoo and Automattic would be able to compliment each other if they worked together or if Yahoo acquired Automattic. The one point that really interested me was the idea that the Yahoo Publishers network could be used to feed ads on WordPress.com, thus creating a system where publishers could monetize their blogs.

We all know that Yahoo’s been struggling hard and that sometimes Microsoft or a joint effort of Microsoft and News corp tries to take over it. However, Yahoo has been showing negative signs of selling itself to either of the company.
Even though, it’s been in this position, Yahoo has been making quite bold steps and that includes from acquisitions of the companies to making changes in the YPN.
Well, I was thinking that what will happen if Yahoo takes over or some how partners with Automattic, the company behind WordPress?

The discussion could go much further. What are your thoughts on the idea of a Yahoo/Automattic collaboration?