Posted June 5th, 2009
Microsoft deployed Bing, a new search decision experience, worldwide at http://www.Bing.com. Bing takes a new approach to helping customers use search to make better decisions, focusing initially on four key user tasks and related areas: making a purchase, planning a trip, researching a health condition or finding a local business.
Posted February 20th, 2008
On February 1st, software giant Microsoft Corp. proposed in marriage to Yahoo! in a highly publicized press release that had people’s opinion online and offline divided. It seems like a match made in heaven and seen as a strong force that will eventually compete with Google Inc. head to head, if not weaken the latter. On the other hand, it is seen as an evil plan to monopolize the internet industry.
Google or Microsoft?
Depending on which side you’re on, Google Inc. or Microsoft- you’re bound to love or hate the whole deal! We say, let there be a merger if only to level the playing field in the internet where Google Inc. is obviously the runaway winner especially on Search and online advertising.
Yahoo! is playing hard to get. That is understandable. It wants to remain independent but for how long could it keep up with Google? Microsoft won’t hear of it as it aggressively pursues its unsolicited bid and even threatens a hostile takeover.
The news yesterday says that it will authorize a proxy fight for Yahoo! which means that if it pushes through, Microsoft “would nominate a slate of directors to take control of Yahoo’s board and support the company’s proposal. The nominees would be voted on at Yahoo’s annual shareholder meeting in June.”
Let’s play name that company! If Microsoft marries Yahoo, what will be its new name? Microsoft-Yahoo! MSN-Yahoo? Microhoo? MicYahoo!? Yahoo Live!? Hoosoft? MiYahoo? MicroYahoo? Hoomail? Micromail? SoftYa! Got beter suggestions?