Posted May 11, 2006 5:57 pm by with 0 comments

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Wow, talk about a smackdown. is reporting Terry Semel, chairman and chief executive of Yahoo, said Microsoft may as well give-up their quest for search market share.

“My impartial advice to Microsoft is that you have no chance,�? Mr Semel said. “The search business has been formed.�?

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 – it is like selling your right arm while keeping your left; it does not make any sense.�?

That crashing sound you hear, is a chair being thrown across an office in Redmond. 🙂

Via Barry.

UPDATE: Here’s the video of the interview.