Yahoo Will Dump Google

from the only-a-matter-of-time dept

After testing a Google-free Yahoo in Australia, it looks like Yahoo is set to dump Google in the next few months. This is not a huge surprise. Almost 4 years ago, I was saying Google and Yahoo would either merge or be rivals. I guess they’re going to be rivals.

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Mike (profile) says:

Ok, ok, I was wrong. :)

Because I’ve been having the debate with mhh5 for four years, I’ll admit that I was wrong about my belief that Google and Yahoo wouldn’t compete. My original assumption was that Yahoo would continue to focus on being a portal with the best search, and Google would focus on being search. I assumed that Google wouldn’t go portal.

What I hadn’t realized (and what many people didn’t realize) was that search, itself, would become so lucrative, so fast.

Steve Sanderson says:

Arrogant and obvious

“Almost 4 years ago, I was saying Google and Yahoo would either merge or be rivals. I guess they’re going to be rivals.:

Sorry, but this sounds soooooo arrogant! It’s always been obvious that this would happen, and to say “I told you so” just smacks of arrogance – like saying “I knew the dot-com crash would happen.” Duh!

mhh5 says:

Re: Arrogant and obvious

Ok… Point taken. If it sounds arrogant/obvious to you, then it probably sounds arrogant/obvious to a bunch of people. My apologies. I have already promised to Mike that I will tone down my posts in the future.

But you say it’s “always” been obvious that Yahoo and Google would become rivals? I don’t think so. I mean my “prediction” was that they would either merge or become rivals. Admittedly that’s a pretty “cover my ass” sort of prediction. (And I was hoping no one would nail me for saying that.) I’m basically saying something like the stock market will either go up or down… 🙂 Now *that* is a duh statement…

So my apologies. And I’ll try to refrain from saying “I told you so” when my predictions are sort of tautologous…. 🙂

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