Yesterday, Google and Yahoo decided to settle their differences in a big
tennis event appropriately named

"Battle over the Net"
.

The two companies fielded an impressive 20-30 players each, and started
playing doubles at 9am in the beautiful Stanford Stadium.  The format made
for quick and deadly games (eight games total, no ads) and at the end, the
referees tallied the total number of games scored by each side.

Yahoo won this round by a short margin (163/157), but discussions of a
recount…  sorry, I mean "a rematch" are already underway, so Google
hasn’t said its last word just yet.

Big thanks to the organizers on both sides:  this event was an absolute
blast and a great opportunity to meet new and friendly faces.