And they plan to meet Google at SummerSlam!
Today Microsoft and Yahoo! announced a 10 year partnership. What does that mean to my tablet-toting Grandmom? Well, not too much because she won't notice many changes on either site. Bing will be powering Yahoo search results from now on. Yahoo will stick around to become the exclusive worldwide relationship sales force for both companies' advertisers. But I don't think Gammy cares much about that.
If anything, this shows that Microsoft will do anything to compete with Google, even if it means teaming up with their closest competitors. (Yahoo was the #2 search engine, while Bing was #3) Alot of people seem to like Bing and the way it takes them through their search results, but for people that use Yahoo for that kind of thing...well, hopefully they weren't too attached to how Yahoo did things. Yahoo will be using Bing algorithms for searching. But don't be too upset, because Microsoft now has access to the Yahoo blueprints on how they've been doing things, so you could be getting the best of both worlds.
I was a big fan of hotbot.com back in the day for seaching, my 56K Modem and I were cock of the walk. What about YOU? Did you use Yahoo for searching?
Or have you already turned to the Bing side of things?