But what is different this time ? This time, Google is all powerful. Itcannot be defeated by either Yahoo or Microsoft alone.
Why some people belive Google is God. There even lots of "Church of Googlism" or "Church of Google" around. Google worshipers pray there to their deity Google whom they believe wil take over the whole world soon. And judgemnet day will be about PageRanks (Pigeon Rank ;) ) and GoogleBots will spider all the Black hat SEo sins ... and crazy stuff like that.
Anyway back to the news,
A superhero teamup of Yahoo and Microsoft might be imminent for their survival as neither company has made gains against Google's search and advertising dominance.
The Wall Street Journal said last year's talks have become this year's discussions. Both Yahoo and Microsoft have been juggling and refitting and remodelling and windows dressing (live.com ???) their online advertising products, but have not been able to eat into Google's pie.
"Short of a wholesale merger, Microsoft could spin its online group into a separately-run Yahoo, in return for a Yahoo stake" - Wall Street Journal