It has been said that Microsoft probably consider bying Fast Web Search. How much substance is it in such a "rumour"?
[edited by: Steven at 2:18 pm (utc) on Jan. 23, 2003]
2:04 pm on Jan 23, 2003 (gmt 0)
Hmmm, to match/offset Yahoo's Inktomi purchase, perhaps? Microsoft certainly has the money, but my guess is that they could beat down external providers to a lower cost than they could manage themselves. I guess it's the classic outsourcing tradeoff - what is 100% control worth, and can you do as good a job yourself vs. a focused specialist?
2:05 pm on Jan 23, 2003 (gmt 0)
Welcome to WebmasterWorld, by the way, Steven! :)
2:09 pm on Jan 23, 2003 (gmt 0)
Thank You, rogerd (or should I say just Roger). So, I gather that You see it more likely that Microsoft instead would make an outsourcing deal with Fast.
2:12 pm on Jan 23, 2003 (gmt 0)
Who knows? This industry works in mysterious ways ;)
Welcome to WebmasterWorld Steven!
2:15 pm on Jan 23, 2003 (gmt 0)
welcome to raising the heartbeats here at the forum..(with such a thread title)
I guess it could do no harm to buy some FAST shares.
Even if no-one buys them, these rumours will always surface and feed the stock price.