Yahoo and Google

February 1, 2008

While reading Techcrunch, came across an interesting article about yahoo.  According to this article, Yahoo is set to buy a video broadcasting website called Maven Networks.  This made me come to a spontaneous rash conclusion that Yahoo was copying Google’s move as google had earlier bought youtube. 

However research helps and I found that Google has done the same in the past.  Google has followed yahoo’s footsteps by venturing into projects such as free web mail, maps, publishing, social networking tools etc., which were being offered by Yahoo first.  According to a former yahoo employee, yahoo knows everything google is working on and vice versa.  Both Yahoo and Google are targeting the same web audience and fighting for advertising dollars in  a tight market and is a snapshot of what near perfect competition would look like. 

How innovations differ between the 2 companies? Google has a policy of havings its employees work on personal projects of their choice once a week to foster the evolution of new technologies whereas Yahoo has the “Idea Factory” where employees post comments or suggestions about existing technologies and are looked by engineers or professionals in charge of that technology.  Which method of accelerating innovation is better, thats for you to decide!

Feel like comparing Yahoo and Google’s search results on the same screen – heres a link!



2 Responses to “Yahoo and Google”

  1. Tasia Says:

    It seems that Google and Yahoo sure are dominating the blogsphere this week! The same screen link for Yahoo and Google was really neat to look at, Imran!

  2. romizuddin Says:

    Both Yahoo and Google working on next generation social network (NGSI).
    • Yahoo! : To connect people to their passions, communities, and the world’s knowledge.
    • Google : To organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

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