nomis5 - 9:26 pm on Feb 18, 2010 (gmt 0)
The following quote from the BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8522606.stm) about the deal just about sums it up.
However, technology analyst Chris Green of DMG Europe, said Microsoft had little hope of making much of a dent in Google's search engine dominance.
"This deal gives Microsoft a bigger slice of the internet advertising business, but it is still miles and miles behind Google," he said.
"Microsoft's Bing is technically a very good search engine, but no-one uses it, and it doesn't currently make a profit.
"The deal with Yahoo should turn it into a not-too-shabby and profitable world number two search engine. But still no Google."
Really a sad deal between two "also rans" in the search engine business.