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Google is crying and complaining about Micro/Yahoo.

Discussion in 'Google' started by lpstong, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. #1
    Yup. Google is already crying afoul about the Microsofts intentions of buying Yahoo. Google is saying that if Microsoft does buy Yahoo that it is going against a lot of Anti Trust suit issues. And goes against open competition.

    I say so what. Really, what is it to Google anyways. They - Google, are the top SE of the world right? They are so great and wonderful to the webmaster community and are so user friendly right? Their earnings have been remarkable. Their investments are beneficial to the company. Users prefer them and traffic to them is 3 fold vs the other SE's right?

    So why does it really matter to Google. Will the buyout make Google have to work better at being #1? Or do they really think they have something to lose? Or can I say jealous Google that Microsoft is getting to Yahoo first.

    http://biz.yahoo.com/rb/080203/yahoo_microsoft_google.html

     
    lpstong, Feb 3, 2008 IP
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    zippy1nut Well-Known Member

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    this is great, should get very interesting.
     
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  3. getagged

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    I think Google are being a bit of a big baby. I personally think it would be nice if Microsoft did get Yahoo and became a super search engine to compete with Google.

    If Google are really the best search engine in the world they will easily be able to beat them.

    I really want to see how this will turnout :)
     
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  4. qwestcommunications

    qwestcommunications Peon

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    This is probably in retaliation of Microsoft's objection to Google buying doubleClick. A bit of tit-for-tat, I guess.
     
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  5. lpstong

    lpstong Well-Known Member

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    yeah. But what is doubleclick(advertising) really to Yahoo(a SE). Really, apples and oranges. Big difference. And which one would be more of a profitable venture. I would say Yahoo really.
     
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  6. mcaronan

    mcaronan Peon

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    This will be a big problem on the other companies like google. Actually the buy out plan is against the law. Micro have many cases abusing the anti trust law and still they make another crime like that...
     
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  7. Tearabite

    Tearabite Notable Member

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    Google has to protect their interests, even if they don't really have anything to worry about.. Besides, they have to get their money's worth for the army of lawyers they have on staff, right?
     
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  8. tibberous

    tibberous Active Member

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    I think Google should create an operating system. Really aim for blood.
     
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  9. Spider-Man

    Spider-Man Banned

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    Google might lose an extra million searches a month to the outcome of Microsoft/Yahoo. In broader terms, that'll be the equivalent of one SEO guy sitting at home:rolleyes:
     
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  10. Chuckun

    Chuckun Well-Known Member

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    Microsoft will ruin Yahoo!.

    I never liked/used Yahoo! but Microsoft are sure to f**k it up :cool:

    Chuckun
     
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  11. shauner

    shauner Peon

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    I don't think you can compare Google to Yahoo. Yes they both do search, albeit one much better than the other, but Google is arguing based on the fact that Yahoo.com and MSN.com are the two most popular portals on the Internet. Google.com is not a portal, just a search box.

    There will surely be anti-trust scrutiny here because Microsoft is involved.
     
    shauner, Feb 3, 2008 IP
  12. Kaizoku

    Kaizoku Well-Known Member

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    Google have their own version of a portal as well, called iGoogle. http://www.google.com/ig
     
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  13. Zanswer

    Zanswer Peon

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    don't worry, MS will manage to make Yahoo search as awful as Live Search, so in the end they will do Google a big favor instead :D
     
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    501 Well-Known Member

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    Well when i first heard the news, i couldnt stop thinking about the Joint venture between Microsoft and Yahoo. I am really looking forward to someone stepping up to Google. Very tired of them trying to monopolize everything.
     
    501, Feb 3, 2008 IP
  15. shauner

    shauner Peon

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    Oh that's right now I remember that garbage they filled my screen with one day. I chose to stick with the original Google homepage.
     
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  16. Kaizoku

    Kaizoku Well-Known Member

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    It's not filled with garbage if you know how to add/remove "gadgets" :p
    So yeah.. you can just add all the stuff you want, and remove the stuff you don't want.
     
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    Yes Yahoo! gets some competitive search results but they are not really 1:1 comptitors.
    It's like selling the exactly the same water in same sized bottle, one for 1$ and other for 7$. They are not competiting... Low priced bottle aims the middle and lower class but the bottle which has the higher price aims upper class and gives a higher value although, the quality and size of the water bottle is the same.
     
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    cool,, i hope there will be another great "google adsense"...
     
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    I also hope for this but I think it won't happen. Have you seen what happened to the crap MSN or Live search? Microsoft knows nothing about search engine and they are just way too far from Google. If Microsoft buy Yahoo, I think the algorithm will be worse, not better. How could Micro-Yahoo beat Google if they are still dumb? The winner is always the one who can make better things. From experience, Microsoft were the loser, and they will remain the loser unless they can make something better than Google.
     
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    If Yahoo agrees to the deal with Microsoft, it will be a shotgun marriage, but it will be Google holding the shotgun.
     
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