Yahoo (YHOO) wants to end its 10-year search deal with Microsoft (MSFT), but Redmond has no...


Yahoo (YHOO) wants to end its 10-year search deal with Microsoft (MSFT), but Redmond has no interest in playing ball, the WSJ reports. Google (GOOG), meanwhile, is reportedly interested in taking Microsoft's place, even though DOJ pressure led to the scuttling of an '08 agreement (regulators would almost certainly provide close scrutiny again). Though Microsoft just extended the revenue search guarantee it provides Yahoo (Stifel thinks it's worth $12M-$15M/quarter), Yahoo's revenue/search remains lower than it was before the Microsoft deal. Also, the extension is only good for the U.S. (where Yahoo's share is relatively strong).

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  • Sam Liu
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    "Yahoo's revenue/search remains lower than it was before the Microsoft deal. "

     

    Who wants to use Bing twice, just go to Google or some other search. For instance because I am in Cn, I use Sogou or Baidu more often than Yahoo from when the first Microsoft deal was announced.
    7 May 2013, 11:09 PM Reply Like
  • Shred13
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    I have a feeling that the revenue would be lower even without the Microsoft deal
    7 May 2013, 11:16 PM Reply Like
  • cereal
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    Dropping Bing and adopting Google won't change the downward direction Yahoo is headed in.

     

    Most people don't know Bing powers Yahoo search, people probably don't even know Yahoo has a search engine. I've never used it in the past decade despite using Yahoo finance.

     

    Most have been leaving Yahoo because there are more fun things to do on the web than ... whatever it is Yahoo does.
    8 May 2013, 12:23 AM Reply Like
  • MrMatt
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    Yahoo offers a decent portal, which is nice since Google is killing their igoogle portal.

     

    Unfortunately they let it age a bit much, and it's always been a bit "off"
    8 May 2013, 09:45 AM Reply Like
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