I can't believe that anyone in this industry could possibly believe that MSN is not striking out on their own. Wake Up!
They are aggressively reaching out to the industry to hire people. They are gearing to do battle with Google.
They do not even see Yahoo/Overture as part of any serious competition. And once Yahoo loses the MSN income they will be bordering on a second-tier precipece...
But keep the stiff upper Overture and maintain the well reviewed customer service (and yes that is sarcasm) and who knows maybe you will get lucky and sold to SearchFeed.
Articles like this show lack of insight