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Friday, February 1, 2008

Microsoft wants to acquire Yahoo! Watch out Google

A while back, I was wondering why Microsoft wasn't challenging Google and Yahoo! in the search engine business, ©2008 I mean, sure, Microsoft has livesearch installed on their Internet Explorers and more than half of PC users use IE but let's face it, probably half of those PC users who use IE change their homepage to Google or install the Google toolbar coz LiveSearch is just plain crap.

Well, maybe they have just realized how crappy their LiveSearch is since Microsoft proposed to buy Yahoo! for $44.6 billion in cash and stock. According to Microsoft, if the combination of the two companies "will create a more efficient company with synergies in four areas: scale economics driven by audience critical mass and increased value for advertisers; combined engineering talent to accelerate innovation; operational efficiencies through elimination of redundant cost; and the ability to innovate in emerging user experiences such as video and mobile"

Translation: "hopefully we'll be able to make a dent in Google's search engine dominance".

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