However, what concerns me is that Microsoft are hovering in the wings to get what they wanted all along, which is Yahoo’s share of the search pie.
Like many people I almost never use any other search engine than Google. One, because, like the rest of the human race, I’m a creature of habit, and secondly, Google almost always comes up with what I am looking for.
Google isn’t greatest at everything though. I think Picassa is way behind Flickr for photosharing; I think Google’s contact management sucks, but at the same time their email is way ahead of the pack, and I use it exclusively for my personal and business emails, and no longer have any kind of local email client on my computers anywhere. OK, I’ve got AIM, Yahoo, and Hotmail email accounts out there somewhere, but I don’t use them.
Why does Microsoft taking over Yahoo concern me then? I’m not really concerned that they are seriously going to rival Google anytime soon if ever, for search. Google are too far ahead. I’m simply concerned that the things that DO work in Yahoo, will get broken by a Microsoft takeover. It anything, I wish Flickr was part of Google, as the only thing that sucks with Flickr is the lousy mapping.
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