Microsoft Reminds Yahoo And Google That It Has Mobile Search Ambitions Too

from the don't-forget-us... dept

When it comes to mobile search, there's been an ongoing discussion between who gets it more: Yahoo or Google. However, that may be leaving out one of the more important players. After all, Microsoft has been (finally) starting to make headway with its Windows Mobile 5 operating system for mobile phones, and today it announced the purchase of a mobile search startup. Of course, Microsoft seems to be taking the slow and steady approach, both with online search and additional mobile offerings. That doesn't necessarily mean they're playing catch up -- just being methodical, if history is any indicator. So, while Google and Yahoo may jump out to the early lead, it will be interesting to see if Microsoft becomes a disruptor as a late, but powerful, entrant.

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 13th, 2006 @ 12:26pm

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    this could also be compared to Sony PlayStation (as Google) and Microsoft XBOX (as Yahoo) fighting out who will be #1, as Nintendo (as MSN Search) slowly sits in the wings, not fighting but watching as the others make leaps and bounds... and mistakes.


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    Rikko, Feb 13th, 2006 @ 2:59pm

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    What an odd analogy.


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    Robert, Feb 13th, 2006 @ 8:46pm

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    Odd Analogy indeed. Who makes comparisons from one product to the other and not match up the company? Seriously now.


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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 14th, 2006 @ 12:23am

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    well, playstation and xbox are fighting things out to be "#1" whole nintendo is hanging back and just doing "their thing". And with the same respect, I do feel as though the MSN search is doing "their thing"... letting yahoo and google battle for "#1".


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