Microsoft-Yahoo: Out of the mouths of Twitterers

The Twitter community is weighing in, hot and heavily, on the Microsoft-Yahoo search and online-ad partnership announced by the pair on July 29. Opinions are running the gamut, from excitement about a stronger potential competitor to Google, to worry over Yahoo's future, to complete disinterest.

The Twitter community is weighing in, hot and heavily, on the Microsoft-Yahoo search and online-ad partnership announced by the pair on July 29.

Opinions are running the gamut, from excitement about a stronger potential competitor to Google, to worry over Yahoo's future, to complete disinterest.

Here are a few of of the Microsoft-Yahoo tweets that caught my eye so far:

"Yahoo! Search, powered by Ballmer http://bit.ly/3D6N5j" -- JoeLaz

"Bing on Yahoo!" -- (Microsoft search exec) Satyanadella "Bing is to Yahoo as Todd Rundgren is to the Cars." -- Mmnik

"Yahoo gives up on search? So what. I want to know if Microsoft gets access to my Flickr and Delicious accounts" -- jrmehle

"So Bing and Yahoo are partners, eh? I'm still waiting for Google and Walmart to merge, so we'll work for Walgle or Goog-mart!" -- brotherpaul

"Hoping new tech news pushes the yahoo/MS search deal off the front page soon -- how long must we hear of this? Call in Ying and be done." -- bikehugger

"What does Bing + Yahoo! mean to me? I won't have to Google "Microsoft search engine" anymore cuz I couldn't remember the name 'Bing.' -- Kneon

"Microsoft is going to power Yahoo search with Bing. A search engine I never use is now part of a search engine I last used 5 years ago" -- MarieBoggsM

"Re: your SearchMonkey, BOSS questions: The process has just started; we'll work w/ MSFT to see what makes sense for us/devs" -- yahoo

"Do You Bing? Why MS/Yahoo Deal is Good for Everybody...Including Google http://bit.ly/blpCn" -- (IBMer and OS/2 survivor) turbotodd

Meanwhile, if you're looking for unturned stones in this deal, here's an interesting take (from my colleague Larry Dignan): Microsoft-Yahoo: Gauging the IT integration risks