There were those who thought, "Hmmm. Not bad for a company that's been systematically losing marketshare" or "Well, they certainly needed a boost - and got one."
Then there was Google's reaction - which was so eloquently expressed by the anonymous executive quote:
Two turkeys don't make an eagle.Whoever that person is - you just gotta love someone who says something like that about two world-leading companies...no matter what their current status might be.
We'll leave it to time to see just how the deal plays out.
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