incrediBILL - 11:28 pm on May 8, 2013 (gmt 0)
When G began? Matt and other G reps were posting and engaging here daily..
They finally wised up and took the conversation to their turf which is what most technology companies are doing these days because you can't control the content when it's on WebmasterWorld.
That's why when you come across sites like WebmasterWorld that still have a following you know you've got the cream of the crop because the sheep are all bleating in the content controlled pastures of the vendor but we're drifting off topic.
While Yahoo now struggles to get away from MS, I always wonder what would've happen had they bought Google if/when they had a chance when they used Google initially for results and was forsaking Inktomi?
Would Google have ended up as bad as Inktomi did under the Yahoo leadership?
Lot's of interesting alternative history possibility to contemplate because for better or worse AdSense, Android, self-driving cars and Google's fantastic maps probably wouldn't exist. I often think of how my life would be different if I didn't have all these things and Yahoo had a chance to impact it all, for better or worse. Obviously Google bought Android, YouTube, etc. but they had the money to keep pumping into those technologies and the muscle to keep pushing them in the market, and legal team, while they might've died if left to their own devices. I think YouTube would've eventually collapsed under pressure from media companies just like Napster, it was headed that way. Android didn't have any muscle in the cell phone market, just another wannabe, etc. Lots of things might be different if Yahoo had managed to acquire them, such as Yahoo not being in the toilet.
I think Yahoo would be best snapped up by MS as MS wants a portal and Yahoo needs a search and it's far harder to build something the size of Yahoo than it is to build a search engine IMO. But the problem is the longer MS keeps hammering away on their portal the need for Yahoo is diminishing and in the end I think MS will be the one wanting out of the Yahoo/Bing search deal when they see that letting Yahoo die is the best thing possible instead of helping it continue to hobble along.