BillyS - 1:48 am on Jul 22, 2010 (gmt 0)
And exactly how is finally a contender to Google not good?
I'm not sure why one contender is better than two. I hope you're not trying to say that the only way Bing can improve is by buying market share. Certainly MS has the financial resources to take a run at Google without Yahoo at its side.
I'd say the defeat of Yahoo is a major victory for Google. With Yahoo out of the way, they can concentrate one player - Bing.
As mentioned earlier, we do fine on all three engines - so the selfish me could care less. (I also own shares of MS stock... so that means I like the company.) The defeat of Yahoo is not good for search.