Indeed. Someone said earlier that Yahoo would have search if it weren't for Google. That's a joke. Google lucked out that they got picked by Yahoo. Yahoo MADE Google. Now they are making Overture for themselves. The result will be the same for them, but very different for Google. Very bad, indeed. Search is a tiny part of MSFT. Less than 5% of profits. They make nearly three times as much selling games. They make more than 20 times as much on the whole. And yet people here are talking about Google as though it is currently worth 1/6 of Microsoft and closing the gap fast. People, you are talking about the company that has all but crushed every competitor that it has ever set its sights on.
Face it. Google is #1 in Search for a very short time. It is already #3 in earnings among after its two serious competitors. It is not 1/6th of the most powerful software company . . . company . . . on earth.
No. Not with a little script for searching the web and an aggressive sales team and smart executives and board members. That's what you call necessary but not sufficient.