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Suck it Microsoft?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BYH, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. BYH

    BYH Active Member

  2. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    Why does Micorsoft want a sub-par search engine in the first place? I mean, a hostile takeover of Yahoo! would help them corner a huge chunk of the online e-mail universe, but that hardly seems worth it. I don't know. I just don't get it...
     
  3. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Yahoo is now a content producer. They do their own, sometimes very good, news and sports coverage. They also own Rivals.com if I'm not mistaken.
     
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    And Microsoft is a software company. Makes perfect sense.
     
  5. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Yahoo and AOL merging is like Times Mirror and Tribune or Knight Ridder and McClatchy joining forces -- marriages between dinosaurs.
     
  6. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    Or like AOL and Time Warner.
     
  7. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    AOL is a dinosaur (which is probably why it's not an online service anymore). Yahoo just needs to refine its focus.

    Yahoo-AOL makes more sense than Microsoft-Yahoo.
     
  8. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    How much of a money-maker are fantasy games for Yahoo?
     
  9. Italian_Stallion

    Italian_Stallion Active Member

    Huge, I'd imagine. They sell leagues and StatTracker. With baseball, you're talking about daily visits from more than a million people. That number is just an estimate. I don't know whether it's accurate. Yahoo has hired many experienced and talented newspaper people. I don't know how AOL fits into things, but it should add value. I suspect in five years we'll have us a Disney vs. Yahoo battle for the WWW.
     
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