Yahoo and Microsoft Near Deal (again)

Sirius Rich

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Tomorrow's Wall Street Journal:

By JESSICA E. VASCELLARO and NICK WINGFIELD

Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp. are close to sealing an Internet-search partnership, said people familiar with the matter, ending a protracted dance and uniting the rivals against Google Inc.

Microsoft, which last year made a failed $47.5 billion takeover bid for Yahoo, would finally win what it wanted most from the Internet pioneer -- huge volumes of queries that run through Yahoo's search engine.

At the same time, Yahoo is expected to reap additional search-advertising business to expand its share of the market.

The agreement, which could be disclosed as soon as Wednesday, includes Yahoo agreeing to use Microsoft's Bing search-engine technology on its own sites, these people say.

One person familiar with the matter said the Bing brand is expected to be used by Yahoo.

A deal between the two companies would immediately narrow the gap with Google.

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hyson

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Yahoo, Microsoft (Bing), Ask.com, or whatever company, can get together and merge.

I'll still use Google. Google rules.
 

hyson

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These guys have no choice.

Google is a (useful) monster.

Just don't Google "Google"... da innernats will 'splode!!! :no:

Google is the perfect business model: 1 clear function, it does that function phenominally, it's clear cut to use and has a no nonsense approach on the website.

How can you compete?