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The proposed unification of Yahoo and Microsoft Bing has taken a major step forward having sealed the approval of the European Union.
YaBing could soon be a reality having now gained an unconditional thumbs up from European lawmakers. Whilst this is just the first of many hurdles to overcome, it is a major stepping stone towards completing the union of the second and third most popular search engines in the world.
The merger is still on course for completion in the first half of this year, assuming that it can gain backing from the other major markets; not least in North America. Google’s stranglehold on the worldwide search market has been undiminished though, with the latest figures showing that they control 90% of searches. Yahoo and Bing by comparison only mustered 7.4% between them, which means there’s plenty of work to do in reducing the deficit.
The effectiveness of any such collaboration against a brand as strong as Google is very much up for question. Certainly any initial gains are likely to be slight, although with the combined powers of the two companies we can expect some innovations to emanate from YaBing. Hopefully this will promote greater competition, improved tools and more even marketing opportunities for online companies.
Last month, we tuned in to listen to our very own Samantha Noble become a radio star. As a guest on Xan Phillips’ The Business on Voice FM, a programme dedicated to promoting the good news stories about business from the Southampton area and beyond, Sam shared her insights into paid media.
The Drum Network has launched a new initiative called ‘Create Britain’ which aims to show the world that Great Britain is still an awesomely creative marketplace, despite Brexit.
Create Britain is an online interactive map that invites businesses from the creative industry to contribute a short video to claim their own pin on the map that links to their video clip. The video clips need to answer one question: ‘What makes British creativity so great?’.