[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]: http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/what_of_yahoo_news_delicious_boss_more_innovation.php “Yahoo’s Bing Deal Puts Delicious, BOSS & More at Risk”
[site]: http://www.choicevalueinnovation.com/thedeal/Default.aspx “Press Site for the Deal”
[andy]: http://waxy.org “Waxy”
[deal]: http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/its_official_microsoft_and_yahoo_announce_search_deal.php “Microsoft and Yahoo announce search deal”