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Will We Call It “Goohoo?”

By Wyatt Earp | October 23, 2011

Full disclosure: I’m not a fan of Google. I think it’s grown into a monster, sucking the life from most of the internet. I still use it at times, because at times it is necessary, but I am afraid that no one sees its monopolistic nature. :

Google is exploring the possibility of helping to finance a possible deal by others to acquire Internet search company Yahoo, according to a report published by the Wall Street Journal on Saturday.

Google Inc. has talked to at least two-private equity firms about potentially assisting them to finance a deal to buy Yahoo Inc.’s core business, according to the story, which cited a person familiar with the matter, and did not identify the source.

Any involvement by Google in a Yahoo acquisition would likely draw antitrust scrutiny from regulators, because of both companies’ shares in the Internet search business.

Gee, ya think? Of course Google is moving to corner the search engine market. Not that anyone is going to anything about it. The government is only worried about antitrust suits when the defendant is Apple or Microsoft.

Topics: WTF? | 11 Comments »

11 Responses to “Will We Call It “Goohoo?””

  1. Sally Anne Says:
    October 23rd, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Meh, internet’s been ruined for years. Might be time for “occupy the search engines”. Won’t do much good but at least you can do it from home and have a shower every day.

  2. Dannytheman Says:
    October 23rd, 2011 at 8:36 am

    I remember when Yahoo was the leader. Google sneaked up from behind and passed them. Yahoo was locked into not originally recognizing high speed adapters, and wanted to keep the dial up folks? I sold my stock in Yahoo back then when I saw them faltering.
    Ohh well, my google stocks are doing fine.

    Personally I don’t care. I use Google every day, I was a Google Beta trial user back in the early 90s.

  3. Jon Brooks Says:
    October 23rd, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Yagoo? Gooya? GoogleYa?

  4. Veeshir Says:
    October 23rd, 2011 at 10:21 am

    I almost always use google because it works best.

    I don’t like them, but who is better? Yahoo? They cuddle up to commie dictators too.
    Bing? When did microsoft become not the evil empire?
    I used to use, but that was when they were “Ask Jeeves”.
    But google works best so that’s the one I use.
    I don’t say, “google it” though, I say, “do a search”.

    As for a monopoly, who cares? Until they charge me to use it, why should I care? I’ve always thought the problem with monopolies was that they could then charge whatever they wanted for their services with no competition. If they’re not charging, why is it a problem?

  5. Watuschski Says:
    October 23rd, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Hey folks — this old patriot fart needs some technical help! Can anybody tell me why I cannot access SYLG using Google Chrome?

    It works just fine with Firefox, Explorer and Safari, but when I try access SYLG with Google Chrome, I get the message “This Site Is Suspended”.

    Sorry to be off message, but it’s been this way for 3 days, and I only by accident found out that it works fine with all the other browsers and that is the limit of my technical knowledge.

    Thank you, and God Bless America!

  6. Murphy Says:
    October 23rd, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Great: Now we have Goohoo.

  7. Murphy Says:
    October 23rd, 2011 at 11:24 am

    The alternative boys and girls is Bing by Microsoft. I use G**gle Analytics to obtain data on business website (I wish I had 1/10 of SYLG’s traffic), there is no alternative.

    Bing is my default search engine except when I’m looking for a needle in a haystack and need 35,000,000 hits. Besides the graphics are great.

  8. Sally Anne Says:
    October 23rd, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    A couple of comments have already touched on why I’ll keep using Google- the alternative is Bing. *vomits*

  9. Ingineer66 Says:
    October 23rd, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Good point on the anti-trust actions. Bill Gates used to only give about $1500 in political contributions. After the anti-trust action he increased to several thousand per year and magically the anti-trust stuff was settled.

    Bing sucks, doesn’t give results even remotely close to what I am looking for in most cases.

  10. proof Says:
    October 23rd, 2011 at 4:25 pm


  11. Wyatt Earp Says:
    October 24th, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Sally Anne – Shower? Oh, you’re a poser, man!

    Danny – Dial-up. God, remember when that was the shiznit?

    Jon – Christina Hendricks’ middle name is “GoogleYa.”

    Veeshir – Got a point. Google does work best.

    Watuschski – I’ll ask Jim and see if there’s something he can do to kill the gremlins.

    Murhpy – Not the be confused with Yoohoo. Mmm . . . chocolatey! And agreed on Bing’s graphics.

    Sally Anne – So, that’s how you stay so thin?

    Ingineer66 – Imagine, donations and political retriibution going hand in hand.

    Proof – Me likey!