I got a kick out of seeing how the proposed Microsoft-Yahoo search deal is currently playing out on Google News versus Yahoo News. Google News is supposed to be all automated, but I guess the machines don’t like the story. At Yahoo News, they have editors — and if they’re doing the picking, they’re happy.
Look at the current home page from Yahoo News:
Lead item about the story? That Microsoft and Yahoo have agreed to a deal. Happy!
Over at Google News?
Scrutiny! The pact is to attract scrutiny!
I don’t know whether an editor picked the happy headline at Yahoo or not. I just liked the contrast, however it happened.