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Microsoft to buy Fast Web Search? Steven
Hello to all of you here.
It has been said that Microsoft probably consider bying Fast Web Search.
How much substance is it in such a "rumour"? [ edited by: Steven at 2:18 pm (utc) on Jan. 23, 2003]
Hmmm, to match/offset Yahoo's Inktomi purchase, perhaps? Microsoft certainly has the money, but my guess is that they could beat down external providers to a lower cost than they could manage themselves. I guess it's the classic outsourcing tradeoff - what is 100% control worth, and can you do as good a job yourself vs. a focused specialist? rogerd
Welcome to WebmasterWorld, by the way, Steven! :) Steven
Thank You, rogerd (or should I say just Roger). So, I gather that You see it more likely that Microsoft instead would make an outsourcing deal with Fast. Rumbas
Who knows? This industry works in mysterious ways ;)
Welcome to WebmasterWorld Steven!
welcome to raising the heartbeats here at the forum..(with such a thread title)
I guess it could do no harm to buy some FAST shares.
Even if no-one buys them, these rumours will always surface and feed the stock price.
Thanks for the warm welcome. This forum is great.