Yahoo News Versus Google News On Yahoo-Microsoft Deal

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:

Yahoo News On Microsoft-Yahoo

Lead item about the story? That Microsoft and Yahoo have agreed to a deal. Happy!

Over at Google News?

Google News On Microsoft-Yahoo

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.

We’ve got tons of coverage about the deal over at Search Engine Land, including my A Search Eulogy For Yahoo post.