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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.
Written by Mary Jo Foley, Senior Contributing Editor on

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

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