MICROSOFT is planning to bye YAHOO…..this is not my Falsetto!!!
Week ago I read this news on CNNMoney.com, and I was thinking "is that going to be a good deal…??"
And it was really a bad feel for me from Yahoo mails and Yahoo messenger since last week…that made me to think is that a good deal ??
Yahoo messengers’ last week behavior ….
We use it for our internal project communication….really it helps a lot, no doubt about that….but do you think that if you are giving something for free, you should not care about it…..???
Last week….within our team, all were not able to log in to yahoo messenger at the same time….only if one logged out the other can loggin….offf.
Then the other problem….I was able to send the message but the recipient was not getting that…..huh.
Yahoo mail this week behavior…..
Trying to send a 5 line mail to my friend’s id…..it was bouncing left and right….damn
Telling ID dose not exit….bull sit…and the very next day I was able to send on the same ID…..Finally.
Here I am not trying to tell that because of these two minor problems yahoo is not a good company.
I feel Yahoo is a Rocking company like Google but.....
I like its “Do You Yahoo” he he he
But why it is planning to merge ???
Now the merging with Microsoft….can still Yahoo’ens will say “Do You Yahoo” ??? I doubt !!!!
But anyways why Bill Gates so afraid of Google….???
Is that the reason he is planning to acquire the Yahoo.
And then their employ will say “Do You MicroYahoo”….he he he.
But “MicroYahoo” sounds even smaller that Yahoo in computer terminology(Micro).
Isn’t is ???
But Anyways here what I got something which finally convinced me “Why Bill wants Yahoo”…….
(FORTUNE Magazine) – MICROSOFT WAS ALREADY MONTHS INTO A MASSIVE project aimed at taking down Google when the truth began to dawn on Bill Gates. It was December 2003. He was poking around on the Google company website and came across a help-wanted page with descriptions of all the open jobs at Google. Why, he wondered, were the qualifications for so many of them identical to Microsoft job specs? Google was a web search business, yet here on the screen were postings for engineers with backgrounds that had nothing to do with search and everything to do with Microsoft's core business--people trained in things like operating-system design, compiler optimization, and distributed-systems architecture. Gates wondered whether Microsoft might be facing much more than a war in search. An e-mail he sent to a handful of execs that day said, in effect, "We have to watch these guys. It looks like they are building something to compete with us."
He sure got that right. Today Google isn't just a hugely successful search engine; it has morphed into a software company and is emerging as a major threat to Microsoft's dominance. You can use Google software with any Internet browser to search the web and your desktop for just about anything; send and store up to two gigabytes of e-mail via Gmail (Hotmail, Microsoft's rival free e-mail service, offers 250 megabytes, a fraction of that); manage, edit, and send digital photographs using Google's Picasa software, easily the best PC photo software out there; and, through Google's Blogger, create, post online, and print formatted documents--all without applications from Microsoft.
While Google was launching those products--all of them free--Microsoft has been trying in vain to catch up in search. It has spent about $150 million on its search project, code-named Underdog. But Google and lately Yahoo keep leaping ahead with innovations like local-area search complete with maps and satellite photos, ways to search inside a video file, and search designed for cellphones.
Simply put, Google has become a new kind of foe, and that's what has Gates so riled. It has combined software innovation with a brand-new Internet business model--and it wounds Gates' pride that he didn't get there first. Since Google doesn't sell its search products (it makes its money from the ads that accompany its search results), Microsoft can't muscle it out of the marketplace the way it did rivals like Netscape. But what really bothers Gates is that Google is gaining the ability to attack the very core of Microsoft's franchise--control over what users do first when they turn on their computers.
Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page and CEO Eric Schmidt all say that any talk about supplanting Microsoft is ludicrous. But the idea that Google will one day marginalize Microsoft's operating system and bypass Windows applications is already starting to become reality. The most paranoid people at Microsoft even think "Google Office" is inevitable. Google is taking over operating system features too, like desktop search. There are fewer uses for the START button in Windows now that Google's desktop search can locate any program, document, photo, music file, or e-mail on a computer.
All of which helps explain why inside Microsoft, the battle with Google has become far more than a fight over search: It's a certifiable grudge match for king of the hill in high tech. "Google is interesting not just because of web search, but because they're going to try to take that and use it to get into other parts of software," says Gates as he leans forward in his chair, his body coiled as if he could spring to his feet at any second. "If all there was was search, you really shouldn't care so much about it. It's because they are a software company," he says. "In that sense," he adds later, "they are more like us than anyone else we have ever competed with."
Employees jumping from Microsoft to Google
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- It hasn't been a good month for Microsoft's Google-fighters. So bad that one left abruptly last week, and another decided this week to switch teams.
Vic Gundotra, a general manager for platform evangelism at Microsoft and a 15-year employee, has agreed to join Google after first spending a year working on charitable endeavors, Business 2.0 has learned.
"Mr. Gundotra has resigned from Microsoft and entered into an agreement with Google," Google spokesman Steve Langdon wrote in an emailed statement. "He will not be a Google employee for one year and intends to spend that time on philanthropic pursuits. We are uncertain what precise role he will play when he begins working for Google, but he has a broad range of skills and experience which we believe will be valuable to Google."Microsoft spokesman Tom Pilla confirmed Gundotra's departure and says that the executive has a noncompete agreement with Microsoft preventing him from working for a competitor for one year after leaving the company.
Brain Drain: Another Microsoft exec jumps to Google
Conclussio : if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.