November 13, 2006

Google vs. Yahoo

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.


Posted by cedric at November 13, 2006 09:47 AM

I wonder, do they not plan to have such contests with every search engine? On the other hand - it would be better if they do not, enough for us all that Google and Yahoo share algorithms for searches - hope no such "friendship" expansion :)

Posted by: Marina at November 28, 2006 07:14 AM

Great name for an event like this. I guess the employies of google and yahoo have much more in common than the companies already do.

Thank you for sharing this story with me !

Posted by: Rita loves pictures at December 5, 2006 02:00 AM
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