The New York Times reports today that Microsoft will withdraw its $47.5 billion offer for Yahoo! even after increasing the bid $5 billion.
All I have to say is stand strong, Yahoo! I love Flickr and I hope you get Yahoo! Live back up as well. Competition is always good, giving us a choice. Though I never use Yahoo! for my search, Anne and a few people I know use Yahoo! as a portal for news, entertainment, etc. For that, it’s pretty handy. As for search, Yahoo! and Microsoft need to step up the game if they want some of that market share that Google possesses. I actually really like Ask for my 2nd search engine because they integrate very practical features into the page but Google just interfaces so well with it’s other web apps that it’s hard to go to any other company.