Comments on: Microsoft-Yahoo: whither the boatloads? http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/30/microsoft-yahoo-whither-the-boatloads/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: jamey http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/30/microsoft-yahoo-whither-the-boatloads/#comment-365780 Sun, 20 Sep 2009 22:32:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18485#comment-365780 Oh, one more thing. Google is betting the store on cloud computing. My prediction? Cloud computing is NOT the future of computers.

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By: Laz http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/30/microsoft-yahoo-whither-the-boatloads/#comment-362230 Thu, 30 Jul 2009 17:48:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18485#comment-362230 Oh, one more thing. Google is betting the store on cloud computing. My prediction? Cloud computing is NOT the future of computers.

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By: Laz http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/30/microsoft-yahoo-whither-the-boatloads/#comment-362229 Thu, 30 Jul 2009 17:41:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18485#comment-362229 I pretty much agree with everyone, this does sound like a strange deal. But let’s not forget, Carol Bartz is smart (make it very smart), she is also pro-microsoft (make it very pro-microsoft), that is why Yahoo brought her in in the first place. So be sure that she has something up her sleeve, and I’ll bet the farm there is more to this deal too than meets the eye.
As far as breaking the Google dominance, perhaps not yet. Certainly not until Google starts loosing it’s appeal naturally. Sure Google is (much) trendier but it will happen eventually, it always does.
And Yahoo is still second in the world after Google. (No, I am not a user :) Maybe so because, not in spite of their being more conservative than the big G??

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By: Cheetah http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/30/microsoft-yahoo-whither-the-boatloads/#comment-362221 Thu, 30 Jul 2009 14:41:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18485#comment-362221 Yahoo really faces the strategy wilderness. It just has not made the transition to Web 2.0 in terms of interactivity, community and collaboration. Nor has it embraced the four key interrelated and mutually reinforcing technology developments that are currently revolutionizing the way people and companies use IT:

1. Cloud services
2. Next gen mobility (smartphone services and apps)
3. Web 2.0 content and community
4. Stream/on demand services and products

Not sure where Yahoo goes from here. Strategically the MSFT deal helps add what yahoo does not have, but it does not develop the ability in-house for Yahoo to exploit as business model paradigms continue to evolve in an iterative way.

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By: hamzah http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/30/microsoft-yahoo-whither-the-boatloads/#comment-362219 Thu, 30 Jul 2009 13:41:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18485#comment-362219 a silly name is one thing, but with search algorithms that seem to be written by my 5 yr year old nephew i really don’t see ‘bing’ going very far.

to sum it all up; a silly service with a funny name.

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By: cheryl http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/30/microsoft-yahoo-whither-the-boatloads/#comment-362216 Thu, 30 Jul 2009 12:22:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18485#comment-362216 It would take a lot more than a boat load of cash to ressurrect yahoo and msn into a going concern,people wont change to them from google no matter what they call themselves and Bing just doesnt do it. Negative PR and a silly name means this deal is dead in the water before it even sets sail

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