homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member
Home / Forums Index / Yahoo / Deprecated - Altavista, Alltheweb.com
Forum Library, Charter, Moderator: open

Deprecated - Altavista, Alltheweb.com Forum

Microsoft to buy Fast Web Search?

 1:57 pm on Jan 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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]



 2:04 pm on Jan 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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?


 2:05 pm on Jan 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld, by the way, Steven! :)


 2:09 pm on Jan 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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.


 2:12 pm on Jan 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

Who knows? This industry works in mysterious ways ;)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld Steven!


 2:15 pm on Jan 23, 2003 (gmt 0)


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.


 2:15 pm on Jan 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the warm welcome.
This forum is great.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  

Home / Forums Index / Yahoo / Deprecated - Altavista, Alltheweb.com
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved