Google+Yahoo=?

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  1. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

    yoyo5280

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    What do you think of a Google Yahoo merger. I think it would be good (are there any hints of it happening?)
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    No it won't happen. ...It would break antitrust laws and the company would be split again before the two CEOs ever had a chance to shake hands.
     
  3. forafireescape macrumors 6502a

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  4. yoyo5280 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    You think?
    I feel that they both have different strengths that they can put together but hey! Thats just me.
     
  5. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Gahoo!

    Sorry, long day... not gonna happen though. I don't even thing Google cares to get rid of Yahoo, as Yahoo isn't really a threat..
     
  6. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

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    Don't think it would ever happen. wouldn't want it to happen either, I'm not much of a yahoo person.
     
  7. nikopolidis macrumors regular

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    I've heard that Microsoft's $44.6 billion offer is not the last and they will raise the price. And I'm sure they will take Yahoo! up. This situation can't bring nothing to Microsoft as it big and powerful and will get what they want.
    I don't know what alliance with Google will bring to both companies. Force union? Well, maybe. But I'm not sure what is better for Yahoo!: to be sold to Microsoft and snatch a large sum or to stay in business with Google and continue to get profit (don't know what profit). Of course it is better to make alliance for Google to prevent huge Microsoft as a direct rival. Microsoft need this acquisition to strengthen its position on the market getting large share on the advancing Internet market.
    The deal is going to be historical as it will change the market completely.
     
  8. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Regardless of if either party actually wanted it to happen, no competition commission in their sane mind would ever allow it, and rightly so.
     
  9. nikopolidis macrumors regular

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    :D Or... Yagoo! Or maybe... Yagle! ;)
     
  10. bigandy macrumors G3

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    Absolutely.




    Maybe a combination of only a few characters of the company names?

    Gah!


    :)
     
  11. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Or they could just totally go with Google!

    Anyway, it's not going to happen. ;)
     
  12. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    If MS, Yahoo and Google joined forces it would be called... Magoo! :D

    Probably act like it too!
     
  13. splashtech macrumors regular

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    Microhoogle
     
  14. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    There may be a better chance of Microsoft and Apple merging. Google wouldn't merge with yahoo anyway, google would just buy them outright.
     
  15. Melrose macrumors 604

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    In Yahoo's dreams.

    They may work together on some specific items, but a merger? Yahoo has nothing to offer Google, really - If Googles wants they just make it themselves. The company is creative enough, and enjoys enough cash-on-hand to come up with stuff themselves... albeit I don't like the company but there it is.

    Yahoo + Google: Not gonna happen.
     
  16. paddy macrumors 6502a

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    Oligopoly here we come. Few sellers, many buyers. Yay. :rolleyes:
     
  17. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    I hope it does happen, or Micro$oft will buy it, as they have a lot of money to throw around! I will have to change my broadband provieder, as I use Yahoo! broadband and dont want:

    :D
     
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  19. TEG macrumors 604

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    I was thinking about this when I got up this morning. They would use the Yahoo Services (except replacing Y!Mail with Gmail, Y!Maps with Google Maps) and use Google as the search engine. I'd be all for it, as long as they restored anonymous searching as default.

    TEG
     
  20. yoyo5280 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    SAME! :D Yahoogle! all the way!
     
  21. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

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    I've said it before and I'll say it again Google will take over the world.
     

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