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Interesting story though. I'm sure Google would also have taken it to court if the scenario was reversed.
Old story. Users of largest German ISP staying with their provider's home page (until they know better).
I once witnessed a t-online customer using the "back" button on her browser until she was back at their homepage again, because she didn't dare severing the internet connection before returning ... :-)
Am I wrong?
Has it been like that since the beginning of this legal dispute?
Finally, how do I politely ask for a beer in German?
As for T-Online, the results in T-Online Ergebnisse are from the T-Online portal, those in Internet Ergebnisse look like Google. On that page, there are also sponsored links that come from Overture.
Tor, try saying 'Eine Mass Bier bitte' (or just 'eine Mass bitte'). You won't have to ask for another very often :).
I believed that T-Online adopted AdWord and dropped Overture.
That's VERY strange. On the right of the search resuts, there is a text stating that you can manage your own accounts with Adwords, with a link. But if you look at the URL for a sponsored link, you will see channel=overture.
Lieber T-Online User,
zur Zeit liegt eine technische Störung vor. Wir setzen alles daran, das Problem schnellstmöglich zu beheben. Bitte versuchen Sie Ihre Anfrage zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt erneut.
Für Ihr Verständnis dankt Ihnen
Ihr T-Online Team
At the bottom...
Enanced by Google... powered by Fast.
T-Online is abiding by the court injunction right now?
As to the Fast logo on the Service Ergebnisse serps: This is internal search results, drawn from T-Onlines own channels. Fast ASA delivers the search technology. This is not to be confused with ATW/OV. Fast ASA is the ex-owner of ATW. Fast ASA is still in business and doing extremely well in the corporate search market, working with multinational corps and governmental organizations.
Thanks for the clarication heini. I guess T-Online never dropped Fast for internal searches. Switching it must be more complicated than for Google's web search and AdWord packages.
I guess enough damage was made between Overture and T-Online at this time. Question is, will they switch back to Google as soon the Y! deal is effective or when the contract with Overture is due to expire? Since the case is in court, it might be later...
As for the change, I guess they will change as soon as the Y! deal is effective IF AND ONLY IF their lawyers say it's ok.