>algorizes (Al Gore-izes?)
steveb, ROFLMAO.....if he can't convince people he created the Internet maybe he will go for inventing the Google "Al-Gore-ithm" when he runs for president next time;) That one must be his, they named it after him :)
But seriously folks:
Y! replacing Overture makes sense, I'm sure Ink's "Web Search 9" technology will be used for this. Ink's general search quality is good enough to replace Google as well IMHO. Y! stated in the initial press release:
"Yahoo!'s vast reach and its unmatched breadth and depth of services, combined with Inktomi's outstanding engineering expertise and leading search technology, will help us achieve our goal of providing users with the most comprehensive, relevant and highest quality search solutions on the Web"
- sounds to me like they said Inktomi produces better results than Google? It's going to be hard for them to explain why they don't use Ink for general none sponsored searches.
I also suspect they will be using Ink search technolgy for other products, like a Froogle competitor, and other vertical market search applications.
>Does this reflect skepticism or is it worry as investors wait for Y! to digest hotjobs.com and inktomi?
I think it is worry, but more related to George W digesting Iraq.
It's nice to see Y! increasing profits. Maybe the Internet does have a future after all :)