Google wants Yahoo to rethink its search deal with Microsoft
posted by Michael H. / Sep 26, 2012, 11:02 AM
Marissa Mayer is now the CEO at Yahoo, but that may not really mean anything. Remember, Mayer left Google. It seemed pretty clear that even though Mayer was Google employee #20, she hit a ceiling at Google, and it is perfectly reasonable to think that there is a chance Mayer would be upset about that. If that's true, it seems unlikely that she would want to jump to make a deal with Google.Of course, Eric Schmidt saying Google wants to do it doesn't really have any bearing on what will actually happen. The story is getting a bit of extra attention because ex-Googler
The other part of the story that no one seems to be talking about is Google's ongoing trouble with anti-trust claims. Google has already spent quite a bit of time dealing with government inquiries this year, and a deal with Yahoo would make that even worse. Stats vary, but the general consensus is that Google covers between 68-77% of US web searches, and as high as 86% worldwide. A deal with Yahoo would bump Google 10% in the US, and about 7-10% globally. If Google is already troubled with anti-trust claims, a deal like this won't help anything.
As much as I like Google, I like choices even more. Granted, I'll still keep using Google for search and many other things, but I'd like to see Yahoo exist as its own entity. Employee #20, impressive to start on the ground floor like that. Must have been a tough decision to pass up what Google offers to take a CEO job at a much smaller company. As they say though, it's good to be the king, or queen in this case.
posted on Sep 26, 2012, 11:16 AM 3
Google does not need Yahoo. btw Google and anti-trust ? ... no way. Google is no Apple.
posted on Sep 26, 2012, 11:19 AM 2
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Google is far worse than Apple,, who do you think stores all your internet searches, scans the emails in your gmail account and monitors the sites you are browsing on (using Chrome) for the sole purpose of making personalized adverts for you, I can tell you its not Apple.
posted on Sep 26, 2012, 11:56 AM 4
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People always say that, but you have to remember that no person actually views most of that information. It is put into the program that then scans it, and either improvs your search, or if your search has certain terms that could lead to evidence of major crimes. Unless your search is majorly illegal it is very difficult to access without hacking Google's entire server. No one will be able to find out what info you put in.
posted on Sep 26, 2012, 6:24 PM 0
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I thought the site was related to phones only, but times really change
posted on Sep 26, 2012, 11:31 AM 2
Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 18, 2011
My main search engine is Yahoo. I just prefer the way the bring up the most current information. If and or when I can't find what I'm looking for on Yahoo, then I'll try Google. All search engines have certain things I like. Too bad the likes of Excite, HotBot, and Cuil aren't here anymore.
posted on Sep 26, 2012, 1:32 PM 0
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