Yahoo Gives Up On Search, Bets on Bing

[Earlier today Yahoo and Microsoft signed a 10 year deal][deal] which sees Yahoo not developing any new search technologies, and using Bing for it’s algorithms. Like most of you, I fail to see how reducing the main Search players from 3 to 2 creates “more innovation”, but does anyone even read these press releases anymore? [The official site for the deal][site] is begging for a PR-Speak-To-English translation.

Also important: [What happens to BOSS, Delicious, Search Monkey and Yahoo’s other search products][link]? (via [Andy Baio][andy])

[link]: “Yahoo’s Bing Deal Puts Delicious, BOSS & More at Risk”
[site]: “Press Site for the Deal”
[andy]: “Waxy”
[deal]: “Microsoft and Yahoo announce search deal”


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