Could you imagine this Hybrid? Google and Yahoo! are toying with the idea of joining ranks.
In a meeting in Tokyo a couple of weeks ago, Erick Schmidt discussed Apple, Google and mapping apps but one other thing was brought up. He talked about the idea of joining Google and Yahoo! search. Dow Jones reporter Kenneth Maxwell was at the event, and shared this statement with Forbes:
“Yes, I can confirm, Eric Schmidt definitely said they’d be interested in working with Yahoo US.” He also said nothing doing for the time being, but they would be interested. It was also mentioned to him that there is new management at Yahoo US with a Google connection. But he played it pretty straight…. He also said they had expressed this interest to Yahoo before on a number of occasions.
This is something that almost occurred in 2008 but Google was afraid that the Government would penalize them for being a monopoly. So instead of that joining, Yahoo! and Microsoft made a deal but Yahoo! is capable of getting out of it at the end of March 2013.
The new CEO of Yahoo! is the key to all of this. Marissa Mayer and her ties to Google would likely be able to form this alliance. In the coming months we can hope to learn more about this possibility.
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