Facebook and Yahoo are in advanced talks for a search partnership
Marrisa Mayer and Sheryl Sandberg know how to hurt Google. Microsoft will be part of the search deal according to MB99 and his accurate sources.
I’d be surprised if Marissa Mayer and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg weren’t planning a way to combine forces for their mutual benefit. Here’s why:
1. Both CEOs have stated “mobile” is a top near-term objective;
2. Both CEOs are heavily focused on improving user engagement with improved technology;
3. Both companies need each other to take significant marketshare from Google (NASDAQ:GOOG);
4 .Both companies have deals with Microsoft, so that reduces hurdles for certain deals; and,
5. Both companies have different spheres of expertise which could nicely compliment the others’.
Lastly, and most importantly, a sexy blockbuster partnership between Facebook and Yahoo will create positive hype for both stocks — something desperately needed given the pain long term shareholders have felt.
Although the current search alliance may be pure speculation, don’t rule out an exciting announcement sooner than later.