| 12:45 pm on Jul 2, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Well that's the most obvious news of the day :)
| 1:26 pm on Jul 2, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Very good news imo. In this case Yahoo needs to be saved from itself. And advertisers need to be saved from a Google that controls everything.
| 1:37 pm on Jul 2, 2008 (gmt 0)|
This is simply Microsoft throwing some money at politicians. Another wasted investment by MS... Maybe if they spent more time on their software, Vista might have had a chance.
| 2:24 pm on Jul 2, 2008 (gmt 0)|
|This is simply Microsoft throwing some money at politicians. |
I doubt it, this time Microsoft not even raises the issue too loudly because they know their concerns are shared by many entities. Yahoo/Google tie up is certainly anti-competitive - the whole point of it is for Google to minimise chance of increased competition in the marketplace if Microsoft takes over Yahoo - IMO, this should have been enough to prevent any possible tie ups.
| 3:28 pm on Jul 2, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I don't think Microsoft has to do anything with this. Google controlling 65% or better of the market and Yahoo Controlling 25% of the market jeeze doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out this one.
Just to much control under one roof scares anybody into looking at this as a security issue and I really don't see the any Government allowing this to happen.
If I were Google I would be concerned with the Government stepping in and do to them what they did to Bell Telephone about 20 years ago. Total breakup and a divided up the company.
I don't think Bell thought it would or could happen to them but it did and this really is a scary thought but one that is a real possibility. If these other players can't step up and get into the fray then the % of this really happening continues to increase.
| 4:04 pm on Jul 2, 2008 (gmt 0)|
|I don't think Microsoft has to do anything with this. Google controlling 65% or better of the market and Yahoo Controlling 25% of the market jeeze doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out this one. |
Yahoo/google monopoly deal should not be allowed. I am glad the gov't stepping in here.
| 6:51 pm on Jul 2, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Realistically Google will control about 90% of search ads. Seems a bit much.
| 8:23 pm on Jul 2, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I am really glad to learn that folks are getting this in the US Justice Department.
Try to imagine a world where a single media company - say for example, News Corporation owned 90% of all broadcast and print outlets (I am not picking on News Corp, but they are a successful big media company for this example), - I think that such a reality would cause a huge outcry well before it reached anywhere near the 90% number.
If this is allowed to get through, perhaps there will be a new slogan at the big G plex:
"All your ad dollar are belong to us!"
| 6:41 am on Jul 3, 2008 (gmt 0)|
"And advertisers need to be saved from a Google that controls everything."
I see this attitude more and more in the webmaster community....seems like only about 5 years ago EVERYONE was singing Google's praises and cheering for them to take over the world.
| 10:50 pm on Jul 11, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Hello all....this really, really scares me. I have an account with both google and yahoo search marketing....I do amazingly well with yahoo and have NEVER had luck with adwords....NEVER. I spend a potload of money with yahoo (over 20k per month which is a lot for me) and about 1,000 with google and don't get *&^% for return...I'm just not a saavy adwords user.....My source at yahoo...which is a good one typically told me this was a VOLUNTARY review they initiated....so don't you think they have been assured in some way the deal will go through since it's voluntary....I PRAY IT DOESN"T
| 6:59 am on Jul 14, 2008 (gmt 0)|
It's just for show. Watch this get the stamp of approval before the upcoming US elections. Maybe the EU will actually give it scrutinty and block it but I wouldn't expect the US to do anything.