__/ [ Larry Qualig ] on Sunday 07 May 2006 03:44 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ [ Sinister Midget ] on Saturday 06 May 2006 16:35 \__
>> > On 2006-05-06, Linonut <linonut@xxxxxxxx> posted something concerning:
>> >> After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out this bit o'
>> >> wisdom:
>> >>> 'Search is pathetic' - Bill Gates
>> >> "bill gates is pathetic" -- Search
>> >> Results 1 - 7 of about 8 for "bill gates is pathetic".
>> > I'd trust Yahoo. They're "partner" with MICROS~1 and should be a
>> > little closer to the source. That doesn't mean they'll be more
>> > accurate, but it means they'd be in a better position to have
>> > experience.
>> > Results 1 - 10 of about 522,000 for bill gates is pathetic
>> Yahoo are not _yet_ partners with Microsoft. They had some negotiative
>> talks, but nothing has been agreed yet. I can't think of an area where the
>> two overlap.
> The obvious area where they overlap is Google. "My enemies enemy is my
> friend." Combined the two have a much better chance of containing
> Google than they do individually.
No, no. I left ambiguity there and I saw it after I had posted. What I
meant to say is that I can't think of some niche where the two actually
/collaborate/. As a contrary example, take Google-Amazon going to
Microsoft-Amazon. I can recall that eBay negotiation with Microsoft _and_
Yahoo over Google fears. These executives are getting cozy and are being
united by the common threat.
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