Come on Yahoo. Steve Rubel is right. There is so much left to do it isn’t even funny and if a company discovers a better way to do search they can take share away from Google (which, yes, does have a monopoly share of the search market). I can’t find a ton of stuff on Google, though, the job simply is NOT done! Google hasn’t even tried to do good blog search yet, for instance. Technorati/Feedster/Pubsub kick Google’s ass, which is really sad cause all three aren’t very good at bringing you the best bloggers.
I’m sure this will be a topic at the Search Champs meeting we’re having this week (starting tonight). I’ll be there and will report more on what I hear.
More on this on Memeorandum. A lot more.
By the way, I would be willing to bet that Yahoo’s CFO gave a quote that’s now being used out of context.
I really don’t care about search market share. If I did I would have bet on Alta Vista. I didn’t. I went with Google because Google had better search.
Tomorrow? I guess Yahoo isn’t confident. Might be why Gary Flake, one of Yahoo’s top search minds came to work at Microsoft.