Ross Mayfield, in Yahoo Acquires Stata Labs, has good things to say about Yahoo's acquistion of Stata Labs. He concludes his thoughts by saying:
Interesting to think about the combination of Bloomba, Oddpost and other Yahoo! assets. Microsoft, Google and Yahoo! are truly going head to head, and almost in step, on search and communications.
And that reminds me of something that happened the other day. I was chatting with a friend of mine who works at Google. I complimented her (or them, I guess) on Google Desktop Search, having finally had the chance to try it out. She responded that she can't wait to see what we (Yahoo) will fire back with. Neither can I. :-)
We both agreed that all this competition is a great thing. Not only does it keep us on our toes, it makes things very, very interesting. And by "interesting" I'm pretty sure we both were thinking of the curse.
I also heard from an old high school friend today. He recently started at Google. Congrats on the new job, Kevin.
Posted by jzawodn at October 21, 2004 09:16 PM