That's 3 big scores in as many months. Syndication with ask, stealing digg from google, and closing this deal. Meanwhile G is getting into pissing contests with their biggest advertiser, and continually outdoing itself to screw everyone who advertises with them and for them with their endless QS changes. Microsoft is suddenly gaining ground. All they need to do is steal more G content and search partners, pick up yahoo perhaps and then suddenly, guys like ebay will switch over in a heartbeat. Goodwill isn't something G has built with anyone, and Microsoft, for all it's endless bugs, has plenty of that because when I call Microsoft tech support, i am going to get a human, who will be polite and actually solve the problem rather than some drone who will shoot off a stock answer and have no problem solving capacity.