What do you get when two knuckleheads (think John McCain and Sarah Palin, for instance) come together – Zero, right.
Similarly, Sun Microsystems (sick man of Silicon Valley) and Microsoft (a disaster in the search domain) have forged an alliance that is worth zilch.
The deal involves Sun distributing the MSN Toolbar powered by the crappy piece of shit Microsoft Live Search, to U.S. Internet Explorer users when they download the Java Runtime Environment. Mercifully, the MSN Toolbar download is optional.
Besides Live Search, the MSN Toolbar gives users access to other crappy Microsoft services like Hotmail and Messenger.
This is what Microserf Yusuf Mehdi (senior VP of the Online Audience Business) had to say about the deal with Sun:
With the vast array of Java software-based Web applications that are downloaded every month, this deal will expose Live Search to millions more Internet users and drive increased volume for our search advertisers.
Wonder what Mehdi is smoking?
Even after giving bribes to users toÂ boost adoption of MSN Live Search, the piece of garbage is losing market share to the far superior Google.Â
According to comScore, in July 2008 Google accounted for 61.9% share of searches while Microsoft had a measly 8.9%.
Yes, Microsoft is losing market share and Google is gaining market share. Are you surprised.
Hey, do you know of any sane person in the universe who uses Microsoft Live Search?