Yahoo hold their hands up

Yahoo are holding their hands up and finally conceding the search engine race to Google

“We don’t think it’s reasonable to assume we’re going to gain a lot of share from Google,” [Yahoo] Chief Financial Officer Susan Decker said in an interview. “It’s not our goal to be No. 1 in Internet search. We would be very happy to maintain our market share.”

Funny how things develop. I remember getting online for the first time back in 1995 with Yahoo just starting out and it was the best thing going to find anything you want. Over the years through Yahoo tried to nail you with the kitchen sink while Google presented a simple search box. Yahoo! handled 19 percent of global Internet searches in November, a drop from 27 percent a year earlier, while Google’s share rose to 60%.

Where to next for Yahoo?

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