The following commentary by Alan Spicer is based upon:
Re: What the Microsoft-Yahoo-Bing Deal Means for You
Not much innovation, I don’t think. I like things simple myself. Don’t want too many widgets, toolbars, etc. And I don’t want too much BING or BLING in my search engine of choice. I personally don’t care what Google or anyone else does with my search meta data. It all gets compiled into statistics and reports I’m sure anyway. It’s not like they are reporting that I visited certain porn web sites or something. I search for a lot of things both for personal, family, and work / business related. I imagine Google’s still trying to figure me out I have no rhyme or reason. They do a pretty good job of delivering search results, including when I’m looking to purchase something at a better price for either myself or one of my customers.
Yahoo, it seems, has also become part of AT&T. My email now comes through Yahoo Servers. I already had Yahoo anyway for Messenger and for Email. I have no problem with Yahoo and no huge problems with Microsoft. As I’ve said before MS has a big plate full of trying to satisfy old/legacy and newer/better/more powerful CPU’s. Search I never really went to Microsoft unless I happened to already land their on someones laptop or desktop I was working on. Same with Yahoo … I usually cross check my web sites with MS and Yahoo and more. I wish them well. I guess you have to murder and executions … I mean mergers and acquisitions to work a big rig company these days. It’s all part of doing business. We all forge alliances wether in our personal or business lives. We just have to. There are friends that can do things that we can’t do, and we need them. There are companies that can and often are doing what we need in our businesses – so forge alliances on some level. For bigger companies that often means merging or acquiring.
So I guess this really comes as no surprise when you look at it from more than one angle.