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#1 garmanma

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 11:33 AM

Well they finally buddied up to take on Google:
http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ss...e_on_longs.html

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 01:27 PM

Still not going to be any match for Google :D

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 09:37 PM

I second the above post!

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 08:56 AM

I third the above post!

I don't like Yahoo's search page/portal; it's much too cluttered. Google is my homepage and default search provider and will remain so until I have a compelling reason to change.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 09:05 AM

I don't like Yahoo's search page/portal; it's much too cluttered. Google is my homepage and default search provider and will remain so until I have a compelling reason to change.

Seconded.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 11:10 AM

I don't like Yahoo's search page/portal; it's much too cluttered. Google is my homepage and default search provider and will remain so until I have a compelling reason to change.

Seconded.

I third this.

Edited by KonamiYoto, 30 July 2009 - 11:10 AM.


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Posted 30 July 2009 - 09:29 PM

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 10:51 PM

I find it sad that shares from google dropped, MS and Yahoo still have a long way to go to catch google in usefulness.

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 09:13 AM

I must be the only one not agreeing with you all, I myself don't use Yahoo Search or Bing, I'm a Googler (Is that the way to say it?)

But trust me never underestimate anything, Microsoft and Yahoo have a total of about 15% of the Global Search market according to here - http://marketshare.hitslink.com/search-eng...re.aspx?qprid=4

Over 80% for Google, although I think the figure in the USA is very different with 65% for Google and 30% for Yahoo and Microsoft.

In all honesty I always like the underdog (Not too much in this case), so for this I hope some good comes out of this for Microsoft and Yahoo and they eat into some of Googles dominance.

One thing I found funny was while reading the BBC Article on this, this is a Quote from a certain Microsoft CEO;

"Through this agreement with Yahoo, we will create more innovation in search, better value for advertisers, and real consumer choice in a market currently dominated by a single company," said Mr Ballmer.


Quoted from here - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8174763.stm

Doesn't that sound very similar I wonder what part of the market that relates too as well..... oh wait it has 2 words to describe it they begin with O and S, what would that stand for hmmmm..... oh yeah it's Operating System, Microsoft is the company isn't it? that dominates a market by a higher percentage than Google :thumbsup: :flowers:

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 11:57 AM

"Through this agreement with Yahoo, we will create more innovation in search, better value for advertisers, and real consumer choice in a market currently dominated by a single company," said Mr Ballmer.

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 10:08 PM

I find Bing to be a very good search engine. In some ways, I prefer it to Google, but Google is the default search in Opera, and it's no-nonsense layout really appeals to me. Plus, Google helps fund Firefox & Opera, whereas Bing does not.

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 12:24 AM

But.....but.....Google has Charts and Graphs!!!!!!

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 12:27 AM

I never looked at it from that perspective. I thank you for enlightening me.

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 12:47 AM

It's more or less of a joke that my buddies and I make about Charts and Graphs. In just about any search that we make for pictures, there'll be charts and graphs (not all, but the majority that we do).

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 11:10 AM

In the majority of searches I do, there are charts & graphs of women.




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