Microsoft, Yahoo delay finalizing search deal

By Matthew ยท 15 replies
Oct 29, 2009
  1. Microsoft and Yahoo have postponed finalizing their search deal, according to an October 28 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The companies intended to complete the deal by October 27, but have apparently run into some issues. "Given the complex nature of the transaction, there remain some details to be finalized," said the filing, adding that both parties are working as quickly as possible to reach agreements, and have made good progress to date.

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  2. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    Guess Yahoo finally got over itself.
  3. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    Wow. It'll take at least two years before a full implementation? How long term of a commitment will these two companies have to each other?
  4. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,332   +101

    If I remember right, treeski, Microsoft and Yahoo are lining up a 10 year deal.
  5. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 412

    For them 2 years is nothing, and the 10 year is kinda like a short relationship, lol.
  6. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    Yeah I guess 10 years isn't that long. Thanks for the info.
  7. lynxon

    lynxon TS Rookie Posts: 30

    I wouldn't mind Bing so much if it wasn't so slow, if they didn't try to copy google with the whole "Just bing it!" stuff, and if they didn't have the goal of taking over google as the most used search engine, I mean comon, it's google.
  8. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    I think that would be a horrible mind set of any competitor in any market. "Come on, it's Google!". I think Bing is a great search engine, and it has become my primary method of search. I will use Google from time to time when I'm looking for extra results though.
  9. freedomthinker

    freedomthinker TS Enthusiast Posts: 140

    Mm.. I not sure if they should waste their time and money to build a search engine quickly , it will only fall , they should build the foundation bit by bit , instead of hurrying in panic .
  10. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,373   +69

    I always thought it was a deal part ignoramus. Why does Microsoft have to have everything?
  11. fida1989

    fida1989 TS Rookie Posts: 20

    It will not bring any good for Yahoo.On the other hand Microsoft's influence will increase.
  12. pioneerx01

    pioneerx01 TS Guru Posts: 277

    I wonder if Bing is going to become as powerful as Google. Microsoft being as powerful as it is, who knows, only time will tell...
  13. With Yahoo's recent improvement in business operations, wonder if they will start to back away from a deep partnership from Microsoft.
  14. lesajm

    lesajm TS Rookie

    They may try but Google to catch up to Google but I highly doubt they will catch up. Yahoo used to be it... they are just so yesterday at this point, much like MySpace is so yesterday compaired to Facebook.
  15. elroacho72

    elroacho72 TS Rookie Posts: 116

    I have been using Bing more and more lately. I used Google maps and it couldn't find the address.Bing no problem, Bing is my primary mapping and direction solution now. Google is still pretty good but Bing is closing in.With the Yahoo deal who knows ...
  16. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 714   +75

    Im just going to stick to google, simple and to the point. Google, yahoo, bing are all the same to me they don't/can't really provide any real difference among each other. Your just searching for info and that's really it. I notice that Bing kinda came out of nowhere to be among the big players and now is making its mark, i feel in the end google will always remain on top.
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