Category Archives: yahoo

Cuil Search “Ah Ha! NOW I GET IT!”


OK, I have a mild conspiracy hypothesis about Cuil that helps explain what I see as the glaring problems with this new entrant into the search landscape.   I should say that I don’t know any of the founders so it’s … Continue reading

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Extremism in the defense of the algorithm is no vice?


WordPress surfing led me to another interesting sob story from a penalized webmaster and my reply got so long it deserved to become a post: Marshall Sponder wrote: Take Know More Media’s case – you have 100+ blogs and 2+ … Continue reading

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Ballmer: Yahoo a tactic, not a strategy


Microsoft Chief Steve Ballmer spoke to the Microsofties today about the companies plans.   For Yahoo merger followers there was nothign much new as he simply reiterated this point: Related to Google and our search strategy are the discussions we had … Continue reading

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Yahoo Microsoft Boxing Match


Yahoo and Microsoft haven’t been able to agree on very much over the last few months so it now appears fairly likely the battle will head into the shareholder meeting on August 1st. Microsoft hasn’t lost many of these matches … Continue reading

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Microsoft Yahoo: Is $32 now the magic number?


Microsoft’s very well played game to win Yahoo at a bargain price is wrapping up even more favorably than Microsoft planned. Yahoo refused the Icahn MS offer today to buy just pieces of the company, though in typical fashion Yahoo … Continue reading

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Yahoo’s Don Quixote


The Yahoo Microsoft fiasco saga continues as Jerry Yang, in today’s interview with Kara Swisher, seemed to suggest he’d basically go down with the ship.   Or perhaps more accurately he’s willing to take the ship down with him in what … Continue reading

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Microsoft Yahoo Deal – Enter the Fat Lady and $34 per share?


The Wall Street Journal has a great summary of the breakdown of the initial Yahoo Microsoft merger talks a few months ago, complete with something of a  play by play in how corporate strategies on both sides …failed.    My read … Continue reading

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