momsbudget - 3:00 pm on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)
Of course Yahoo was going to switch ATW to their own algo. You can't say "hey we have the best algo" and then leave a different algo on a property that you own. It doesn't make sense from a business perspective, it's like saying, yea we have it right, but we'll leave these search results just so you can have competition. Would you do that in any other business? When Wells Fargo buys out a company like Servus Financial, they switch everything to their systems, even if Servus was doing things well, because Wells thinks they are right. It doesn't matter to them that Servus then has to close because their partners no longer like the service, Wells already has the portfolio (or in this case, traffic).