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16 July 2008

Yahoo: How to take on Google and Microsoft

If I said that I know of a way in which Yahoo could dramatically improve its search capability, take on Google in areas that Google is currently completely hopeless and become the market leader in a global area of search far more valuable than searching for mere web pages, do you think someone from Yahoo would look up my LinkedIn profile to see that with my background I might know what I'm talking about, pick up the phone and invite me down to London to 125 Shaftesbury Avenue London WC2H 8AD for an informal chat with the view to hiring me on a contract basis to implement this?

Google's obviously not too far away at 76 Buckingham Palace Road London, SW1W 9TQ so if there's no call then it's a short tube ride away to both Google and just round the corner Microsoft at 100 Victoria Street London SW1E 5JL if Yahoo aren't interested in turning themselves around.

Worth a try eh? Might even be as far ahead of its time as a touch screen browser and personalised news in April 1990.

Craig (craig at

Update: 19 Feb 2013: Here's me chatting with a Director of Search at Google.

Really Yahoo and Microsoft, the door's still open - why don't you give me a call?

1 comment:

Craig Cockburn said...

This is still relevant, almost four years later. Still open to offers, and coincidentally I'm 5 mins walk from both Microsoft and Google's HQ in London most days.

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