Wow, talk about a smackdown. FT.com is reporting Terry Semel, chairman and chief executive of Yahoo, said Microsoft may as well give-up their quest for search market share.
â€œMy impartial advice to Microsoft is that you have no chance,ï¿½? Mr Semel said. â€œThe search business has been formed.ï¿½?
And Semel’s not one bit interested in helping Microsoft battle Google either.
“[We discussed] search, and Microsoft co-owning some of our search. I will not sell a piece of search â€“ it is like selling your right arm while keeping your left; it does not make any sense.ï¿½?
That crashing sound you hear, is a chair being thrown across an office in Redmond.
UPDATE: Here’s the video of the interview.