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[7]: Double standard
by CrazyDude1 on Wed 29th Jul 2009 18:41 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Double standard "
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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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RE[8]: Double standard
by zetsurin on Wed 29th Jul 2009 20:23 in reply to "RE[7]: Double standard "
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"Look at XBOX, Microsoft has done a great job there."

Yeah, by the only means they know: by locking in exclusivity deals and in turn removing consumer choice. Pretty much no different to the OEM exclusivity deals that prevented PC buyers from buying a machine that doesn't run Windows up until quite recently.

If you think that's a great job then you deserve what's coming to you.

Edited 2009-07-29 20:23 UTC

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