sábado, 3 de mayo de 2008

Is the war between Microsoft and Yahoo over??

Now that Microsoft has walked away from Yahoo, it'll probably try to buy a famous social network (it has already 1.6% in Facebook), it might buy verticals search engines and many apps. It'll get into the cloud computing business, mobile's arena and so on… in order to be active on the Web 2.0. Yahoo will try to survive (it has open its platform) and we all know that Google will be wining.

This really impressed me: “The software giant had wanted to do a deal to be able to compete with Google, which dominates the lucrative market for internet advertising…. This market was worth $40bn in 2007 and is predicted to double to $80bn by 2010. ” [1]

Definitively the money is there, on the Web's arena. I have been thinking about this: how long do people will still believe/trust in traditional mines?? (like the gold's mines, is there a mine that's worth $47.5bn??), I mean why they buy stocks there??, I understand that gold is used as a backup, but this might change because the new important mines are information's mines??, don't you think that??

[1] http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7382572.stm