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Microsoft to buy Fast Web Search?
Steven




msg:221074
 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]

 

rogerd




msg:221075
 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?

rogerd




msg:221076
 2:05 pm on Jan 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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

Steven




msg:221077
 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.

Rumbas




msg:221078
 2:12 pm on Jan 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

Who knows? This industry works in mysterious ways ;)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld Steven!

vitaplease




msg:221079
 2:15 pm on Jan 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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.

Steven




msg:221080
 2:15 pm on Jan 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the warm welcome.
This forum is great.

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