First Reaction from Google Camp – Search Deal is not Good

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With the first step of the much publicized Yahoo-Microsoft search deal already taken, it’s now time to gather up various reactions coming from those who will in a way be affected by the deal. First on the list is of course Google.  And we now have some concrete statements coming from Google’s VP Marissa Mayer saying that the search deal my harm the competition in the search market as well as the consumers.Ms. Mayer’s argument was pretty simple – the deal practically reduces the three major players in the search market to just two.  This in effect will lessen search innovation leaving consumers and the whole search industry with limited choices.

“Everyone runs faster in a race where there are more people,” said Ms. Mayer.

She also added that several groups within Google are currently studying the probable impact of this deal not only to Google but for the whole web search industry.

Expect Google’s official reaction to the Microsoft-Yahoo search deal to come out anytime soon. It would be interesting how Google put its opposition to the deal and could perhaps boosts what trade regulators would say about the deal.

The Microsoft-Yahoo deal would take effect sometime in 2010. So Google has all the time to come up with something substantial that could  be a supporting document to what trade regulators will say about the deal.

Arnold Zafra
Arnold Zafra writes daily on the announcements by Google,, Yahoo & MSN along with how these announcements effect web publishers. He is currently building three niche blogs covering iPad News, Google Android Phones and E-Book Readers.
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  • Tag44

    It good to hear some news from Google, no matter it got hurt from this deal but what to do….waiting to hear this news only.

  • Michael Martinez

    She is absolutely right. Microsoft is trying to make its job easier by eliminating a competitor.

    Search marketers don’t need to be supporting this deal. It makes absolutely no sense for the consumer and it makes absolutely no sense for the advertisers.