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by Mike Masnick

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And Just Like That... Neither Yahoo Nor Google Really That Motivated To Complete A Search Ad Deal

from the after-sobering-up... dept

Last month Yahoo did what it had previously insisted it wouldn't do: it began testing Google's ads in place of its own search ads. At the time, Yahoo insisted that it had nothing whatsoever to do with Microsoft's attempted takeover. It even claimed that the plans had been put in place well before Microsoft's unsolicited offer. Of course, now that Microsoft has withdrawn the offer -- citing the potential ad deal with Google as one of the main reasons for backing away -- suddenly it appears that neither Yahoo nor Google are all that keen on moving forward on a more advanced deal. Funny how that works.

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    mobiGeek, 8 May 2008 @ 5:03pm

    Re: Re:

    I agree that driver issues and software compatibility are one of the major problems with Vista, but there are other major issues beyond that.

    I have various extended family members who have purchased their first computers with Vista on it and they are having simple usability problems that simply should not be in a "next generation" operating system.

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