Linked by David Adams on Fri 4th Dec 2009 17:16 UTC
In the News This 24/7 Wall Street article displays three common media ailments: hyperbole, a love for top ten lists, and an obsession with December predictions for the coming year (which off course OSNews is obviously also falling victim to), and there are some predictable losers on this list (Blockbuster Video, anyone?). I thought it would be an interesting topic for OSNews because three of the companies/brands are quite familiar to us: Palm, Motorola, and Sun Microsystems.
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RE: What I see happening...
by FealDorf on Fri 4th Dec 2009 20:28 UTC in reply to "What I see happening..."
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[disclaimer: i'm a yahoo user, so there may be bias]

Even if the Microsoft-Yahoo! deal works out in terms of the legal hurdles, the whole deal removes a lot of what made Yahoo! the company they were: search.

I don't think so.. Yahoo! was rather something else; it was a web portal and Yahoo's the last surviving one of them. Considering how statistics suggest Bing and Google have eaten up Yahoo's share in search market; I'm not surprised they're being eaten up.
That said, Yahoo's noticeably shifting its focus and I can see their ads all over the place*. Maybe Yahoo has new incentive. Personally; I'm content with YahooI stick to Yahoo because of Mail, Messenger, Delicious and Flickr.
On the other hand, it'll definitely be interesting to see how Google will go. Who knows, maybe it'll become the IBM; dominant for years until a change will take place in the market that Goo would fail to notice. I just hope it doesn't become Intel - a *persistent* monopoly..

EDIT: * when I say ads, I don't mean web ads. I mean billboard ads in my country, India

Edited 2009-12-04 20:29 UTC

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