Google is closing down it’s answers feature which has been very inferior in performance compared to Yahoo’s and was missing the point in Web 2-point-0.
Hey, I pointed this difference out about one year ago. This is actually a very interesting example of how Yahoo is more 2.0 friendly and better at bringing people into the computer equation, and helps disprove Matt Cutts’ recent, mildly back-handed compliment suggesting that Yahoo is only better in sports.
More important is that it’s a small indicator of how the battle lines are getting drawn in what may be the most significant, fun, and interesting corporate battle in the history of commerce. Who you gonna call . com? Yahoo as community builder, Google as search behemoth, Microsoft as “where o where did our monopoly go?!” Who will rule the net? There’s room for many players so it could even be a combination or companies yet to be invented.
So, how about a price spike in Yahoo stock, which seems to happen with GOOG every time that Google farts.
Hey Wall Street! Yahoo!!! Look! Hey!
Disclaimer: I own some Yahoo Stock and have some old Google puts that will expire soon, worthless.
Serves me right for betting against brilliance, though I still think Google is priced using an irrational exhuberance stock picking algorithm and Yahoo is … undervalued.