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Yahoo's SearchMonkey, BOSS efforts likely to die on the vine

Microsoft execs say that they may be open to Yahoo search technologies such as SearchMonkey and BOSS (Build your Own Search Service). Yahoo acknowledges it has nothing concrete to say about the future of SearchMonkey and BOSS.
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor on

Microsoft execs say that they may be open to Yahoo search technologies such as SearchMonkey and BOSS (Build your Own Search Service). Yahoo acknowledges it has nothing concrete to say about the future of SearchMonkey and BOSS. What's a developer to do?

Try walking away.

Welcome to the wonderful world of limbo. Once the fireworks from the Microsoft-Yahoo search pact (Techmeme) clear you're left with a lot of waiting. First, there's the regulatory wait. Will regulators even approve the deal? And then there's 2 year implementation. Fast forward to 2012 and the Microsoft-Yahoo search master plan will be complete.

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