Thursday, December 10, 2009

Acer and H-P make Carol Bartz sad

Acer and Hewlett Packard decided not to renew deal to implement Yahoo! search toolbar as default on its PCs.  Carol Bartz tried to blow off that it wasn’t terribly important but she has a lousy poker face. If Yahoo’s search presence falls below 20%, you can start manning the lifeboats, people. Right now it’s at …. wait for it …. 20.6%.  Bing is barely pushing 10%.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The other shoe dropped

Microsoft lets it be known loud and clear it will not bailout dead tree companies with online content in exchange for allowing search content exclusively with Bing. Looks like Google and Microsoft must have had that private conference.