Originally posted on August 7, 2009 @ 2:58 pm
901am has reported on a regular base about the shortcomings in the Microhoo era and we can now add one more to the list: PCWorld scooped that when searching on Bing for Why is Windows so expensive the new engine returns as first results Why are Macs so expensive.
Originally posted on August 8, 2009 @ 3:52 pm
Immediately after handing over its entire search business to Microsoft, Yahoo takes a beating on Wall Street. It’s not hard to see why. Instead of the upfront billions Microsoft offered last year, Yahoo is now getting revenue share on search ads.
Sure, it’s a huge revenue share — 88% for five years — but this is Microsoft we’re talking about. Search is only the latest among Redmond’s many fleeting non-software obsessions over the decades. If Ballmer gets tired of Bing within the next five years — which is extremely likely, given Microsoft’s track record — Bing would fall behind Google in search innovation.
Yahoo, being stuck with Bing for the next ten years, would be thoroughly YaScrewed. Carol Bartz just put Yahoo’s fate in very, very fickle hands.
Originally posted on July 29, 2009 @ 4:13 pm
Microsoft’s long courtship of Yahoo ends with a sad whimper — from Yahoo. Redmond gets a ten-year exclusive license to Sunnyvale’s search technology. Bing becomes the official search engine powering Yahoo. Yahoo is reduced to nothing but a salesforce for Bing’s search ad space. [Read more…]
Originally posted on July 29, 2009 @ 10:36 am