Recent Trends of Yahoo and Microsoft

Yahoo and Microsoft are the two biggest giants in their respective fields. Their earning and revenues are just a reflection of their position and their presence in the market. Microsoft is the biggest software manufacturer and Yahoo is on of the biggest Internet service providers. Yahoo is famous for its web portals like Yahoo mail, search engine, Yahoo maps and messenger. Microsoft has still the biggest users; in almost every desktop or laptop you can see Windows operating system.

Yahoo was at his best in 1999 but after the dot com boom and economic crisis, Yahoo is began to slow down. Recently Yahoo has laid off 1000 employees worldwide. Microsoft is also affected by crisis but its position is better than Yahoo. Microsoft always dominates the operating system market beginning from DOS.

Yahoo recently announced help to increase share rate. Yahoo announced that their earning has risen up highly. It was reported by yahoo that its third-quarter earning despite seeing flat rates. Shares were posted at 29 cents per share; this includes selling of companies like HotJobs. When Yahoo CEO announced the earning call, he declined to comment on rumors that AOL and some other companies were looking at exiting from Yahoo. Yahoo! Stock saw a rise up of 1.36%  premarket trading.

Similarly, Microsoft announced that it will offer a new cloud-based office product called Office 365. They said about this product that they will include Microsoft office, SharePoint Online,Exchange Online and Lync Online” into a single product. They also announced that their Chief software architect Ray Ozzie is leaving their company. Microsoft saw a down of 0.4% in permanent trading to $25.21.

There is some news about Yahoo and Microsoft search deal and there are some facts about this deal. Under this deal Microsoft will pay traffic acquisition costs to Yahoo at an initial rate of 88% of search revenue generated on Yahoo’s owned.

This search deal may affect both Yahoo and Microsoft. Microsoft is looking forward to its cloud-computing services and already they have acquired a deal with New York administration. This is a huge deal costs $20 million in every year. New York will save almost $50 millions in next five years. One more reason of this tech byte is user base of these two companies. If we compare these two companies with Google, we can say that Google is more reliable and user friendly than Yahoo and Microsoft search engines. Google is providing more efficient and user friendly services that yahoo. Microsoft is getting better day by day after they have launched Bing search engine. Bing is also getting popular like Google and we hope that they will make it big.

In recent past we heard a lot of criticism about Microsoft and Yahoo as they are limiting the data shared between the companies to the minimum necessity to operate and improve the combined search platform. They are also planning to restrict the search data between the companies.

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