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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Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

I don't even remember Yahoo getting its start from pure search capabilities. I remember that it excelled at its categorizations of the search results. Yahoo has had several search providers in the past, so having microsoft do it is really nothing new. Some past providers:

Altavista (starting in 1996)
Inkotomi
Google ( until 2004m then it created its own search engine)

So switching to Bing? Not that big of a deal.

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StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't even remember Yahoo getting its start from pure search capabilities.


From what I remember, Yahoo started mainly as a categorized directory of websites. Then, as the number of websites & the size of the directory grew, there was a shift towards search (as opposed to drilling down through the directory categories).

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