lazerzubb - 2:20 pm on Jun 13, 2002 (gmt 0)
If i understod right from a conversation with people from fast, they have ability to expand there index very much, also they can spider the web very agressive (up to 150 million pages per day). I do belive Google serves better results for english queries, i don't think FAST have got the link-pop all figured out, even though i know they want link-pop to count less. Yahoo is a worldwide portal with many different sites in different languages, i think that is one point where FAST is better than Google. FAST is very good at presenting good serp's for different languages, their spider also recognise many different languages.
Also as you know, Google have taken over some of the traffic from Yahoo, and since FAST doesn't want to be a "destination site" like Google wants Google.com to be i think the people will stay at Yahoo and not switch to Google.com as many people do today.