Google Back The Yahoo Deal On Blogs
The Google-Yahoo deal attracted a lot of criticism and the search giant is stretching its PR efforts in every direction to defend its business.
September 22, 2008
The post, made to resemble an old-fashion Q&A session, reads the following:
“Question: Is this agreement bad for competition?
Answer: Just the opposite. This agreement - unlike Microsoft's proposed acquisition of Yahoo! - means that Yahoo! will remain an independent company in the business of search and advertising. Yahoo! has stated that it will reinvest the additional revenue from this agreement into improving its user services and competing vigorously against Google, Microsoft and other companies. This is similar to other standard business practices where competitors share components. In addition, the agreement is non-exclusive, meaning Yahoo! could make a similar deal with another company.”
In his post, Armstrong also addresses other issues, such as the fear that the Google-Yahoo deal means a strong grip on 90% of the search advertising market, access to Yahoo!'s user data and the reason why advertisers would keep their business on Yahoo!