Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Jul 2009 12:18 UTC, submitted by REM2000
Internet & Networking The rumours and back-and-forths have been going on for as long as I can remember, but today, the deal was finally announced: Microsoft and Yahoo! have tied the knot - but only strictly related to internet search and advertising. The move is supposed to help both Yahoo! and Microsoft in their competition with Google.
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RE[5]: Double standard
by CrazyDude1 on Wed 29th Jul 2009 18:11 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Double standard "
CrazyDude1
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2007-09-17

I totally agree with you on that. Microsoft is a very small player in the search and online advertising. By combining hands with Yahoo, they have a good chance of taking a shot at google. Which IMHO is a good thing, since google's dominance on the search is/was disturbing.

As an example, a local yoga center here got a wrong phone number listed on google. Whenever I called them, the number did not go through and I thought they have closed their location. They don't have a website. However I was able to find correct number on bing. When I told them about google, they were like yeah we have been asking google to fix it for over a month! This is what can happen, if there is only 1 player in the market.

You see the picture?

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RE[6]: Double standard
by TechGeek on Wed 29th Jul 2009 18:21 in reply to "RE[5]: Double standard "
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2006-01-14

While I am the first one in line advocating competition, do you REALLY want Microsoft to take Google's place? Do we really want Microsoft to be #1 in ANOTHER market, considering their past behavior?

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RE[7]: Double standard
by CrazyDude1 on Wed 29th Jul 2009 18:41 in reply to "RE[6]: Double standard "
CrazyDude1 Member since:
2007-09-17

I don't care who is #1 as long as there is competition. Look at XBOX, Microsoft has done a great job there. And it seems from reviews that Windows 7 is also a great OS.

In both the areas, they have competion but they are also number 1. So MS being #1 in search/ads is fine with me, as long as their is a solid competition as well.

In fact, lately google search has been subpar.

Edited 2009-07-29 18:42 UTC

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