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Yahoo privacy worries
On the face of it, Yahoo is getting itself a good deal. Buying Foster City's Inktomi, which provides the nuts and bolts for searches on Microsoft's MSN portal and other sites, will give Yahoo an important new tool (and revenue source) in an increasingly competitive marketplace. It also will allow Sunnyvale's Yahoo to thumb its nose at Google, which provides the guts of Yahoo's searches but is a rival for much-needed advertising dollars.
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