01.11.10

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Microsoft Recruits Partners to Fight Against Google

Posted in Free/Libre Software, GNU/Linux, Google, HP, Microsoft, Search at 10:49 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz


Yahoo! Blog from Sunnyvale, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0
Generic license (caption added by us, with Ballmer’s words

Summary: Microsoft’s former partner Carol Bartz and some other companies like HP use their market share to help a convicted monopoly abuser

MANY Free software developers have left Yahoo! following Microsoft’s hijack of their company/employer. Watch this ludicrous new idea:

Maybe the solution is cleaner if Yahoo continues to strengthen ties with Microsoft, before ultimately being absorbed by them. Then the three (RIM, Microsoft, Yahoo) could combine forces in the mobile market.

Yahoo! is already throwing away a Microsoft rival, Zimbra, handing it over to former Microsoft employees. This decision “perplexes users” according to a new report.

A report that VMware has bid for Yahoo’s Zimbra, an open source email and collaboration company, has shocked VMware users and observers.

Watch what else Microsoft’s deal is causing. From TechCrunch:

Anxious Yahoo BOSS Developers To Speak With DOJ About Microsoft Deal

In July 2008, Yahoo announced a radical new product called BOSS, or “Build Your Own Search Service” that lets developers tap into Yahoo’s core search index with an unprecedented amount of flexibility. Now, in light of the Microsoft/Yahoo search deal that was announced last summer, the future of BOSS is uncertain. That’s bad news for the many developers who have built projects on the BOSS APIs, some of whom are building businesses off of the service. Now, after being met with months of silence and uncertainty, some BOSS developers are taking action: they’ve scheduled a conference call with the Department of Justice to discuss their concerns.

“Yahoo to Keep BOSS under Microsoft,” says Marketing Pilgrim, but TechCrunch argues that “Details [About It Are] Still Hazy”.

Carol Bartz has already been slammed by Yahoo! investors for her insanely-submissive deal with Microsoft, but she gives herself a “B-Minus” nonetheless [1, 2]. It is wrong to ask a person — any person for that matter — to assess himself/herself. Bartz is now saying that she ought to have sold out to Microsoft even sooner.

She says she could have moved faster to reorganize the company and strike a Web-search agreement with Microsoft (MSFT). (Microsoft publishes MSN Money.)

Amazing, eh?

Well, Yahoo! as a search engine will become history (probably like Altavista) and Bong’s [sic] chances in Asia, where Yahoo! has been more successful thus far, remain terribly slim. It has the wrong name to begin with, and not just because of trademarks.

Clearly, without a doubt Microsoft didn’t do their homework regarding Bing. When fortune cookies say “learn Chinese” and calls your search engine a disease it raises all sorts of red flags.

Anyone speak Chinese? Is this accurate or just some funny prank. Does the word “bing” mean Disease? If it is, it’s classic. Goes along the lines of the worst possible names for companies.

Steve Ballmer might say that Bong [sic] is a “cancer” that he hopes will “attach itself to everything it touches.” It just won’t work. If $100,000,000 in marketing did almost nothing, then it’s a lost cause.

Microsoft is said to have just spent $500,000,000 in order for Verizon to push Bong [sic] down customers’ throats. There is a similar deal with HP based on this new report:

HP search will default to Microsoft’s Bing

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced yesterday at the Consumer Electronics Show that his company’s Bing search engine will be the default option on new computers made by Hewlett-Packard, which could have a measurable change on the search engine optimization (SEO) landscape.

Shame on HP for installing a lot of "junk" software for Microsoft, including Silverlight. This is not particularly new.

Google is under fire in Germany for “lack of transparency” when it comes to data, but it’s same with Google’s rivals, Microsoft included.

Germany’s minister of justice has chastised internet giant Google over its business strategy and “lack of transparency” regarding user data.

It’s like the Asa Dotzler incident all over again. Why is Microsoft not chastised for doing the same thing not just on the Internet but on people’s desktops too? It’s even done without users’ permission.

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