Has Yahoo! conceded that its search engine is stuffed?
Anyone left reading 901am who regularly uses Yahoo! for search? If you are you’d been in a absolute minority, but it looks like Yahoo! itself may have started to recognize the fallacy of trying to develop decent search engine to compete with the likes of Google with news that Krugle Inc, “the code search engine for developers” will now be supplying search functionality for the Yahoo! Developer Network. It may only be a case of code search in this instance, but given that Google has its own in house code searching tool, it’s a move from Yahoo! that can only be interpreted as a concession of failure in that their own search engine can’t even index their own inhouse code. On the flip side, if I was a Krugle shareholder right now I’d be rubbing my hands with anticipation, Yahoo! has a history of using 3rd party providers one day then buying them the next (for example, Overture with CPC advertising).