I think it would be better to start my posting from a simple (yet serious) event that has happened just weeks ago - “MSN is planning to acquire Yahoo!”
“Well, by far the biggest thing, essentially what we’re talking about at this conference, is when people go to the Internet they have a task in mind. And it’s not just to see a list of links. This is not a ‘Hey, I’m paid to go do treasure hunts.’ They want to organize a trip, or learn about a topic, and the idea that we can capture things at that task level, and through the magic of software make that far better, and in particular when it’s where you want to buy something, that the people who want to buy something that the people who want to advertise, who want to offer up that maybe they’re the place that you want to do business with, I think we can make that far better.”
This is what Gates said at the Microsoft’s annual Strategic Account Summit. If MSN and Yahoo become one, then Google will have to bite its nails. Because, at present the number of Google users is approximately same to the combined number of Yahoo and MSN users. So the merge of MSN and Yahoo can bring a great online marketing storm. I can’t assess how would be the situation for webmasters those who rely on search engines so much for running their business? Can webmasters be able to survive? What are your views friends?