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I was never that good at Math...

By Gary R, in , posted: 9-May-2007 11:02

As a mathematical expression -

In the beginning there was X = Xtra, M = MSN, Y = Yahoo and G = Google

X+M=XM but Y>M so (X-M)+Y=YX now YX<>M but M+Y>YX leaving X<MY or XMY>YX but XMY<G

So is it back to X on its own which is a lot less than either M or Y but XMY will probably never be greater than G.

And according to the media Y = $50b

I am looking forward to the TV ad. Now do they add an extra male or female to represent the 'M' in the already heterosexual Y!X relationship? I guess you could refer to XMY as a ménage à trois and Labour may need to consider expanding the laws around Civil Unions to include a third party. I just wonder what happens if 'G' ever decides to join 'XMY'? The traditional nuclear family was so much easier!


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Comment by chiefie, on 9-May-2007 11:47

polygamy... mmm

One question, when did M+Y? I thought Y/M a few days ago in a rumour of splitting their JV on IM? Also, there is no chance that XMY will ever exist, therefore XMY!>YX or even XMY!

In short draw, X is still the worst out, or worse than previous state.

Author's note by Jama, on 9-May-2007 12:16

There are rumours that M+Y=MY because of the G+DC=GDC

Comment by chiefie, on 9-May-2007 12:25

Who is "DC"?

Author's note by Jama, on 9-May-2007 12:27

DC = Double Click

Comment by chiefie, on 9-May-2007 13:40

I think your blog has captured NZ Herald's attention.

check out the link: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10438480

"M + Y is NOT greater than G", according to the bloggers watching the fascinating M&A (mergers and acquisitions) byplays involving Microsoft, Yahoo! and Google lately.

And this "blogger" that mentioned in the story, could most likely be you, as it seems like we're doing "math" here...

Author's note by Jama, on 9-May-2007 13:53

They were a day earlier than me by the look of it. Their article is from yesterday so they are not using my math probably because my math was crap :( But I can claim the discovery of the new variable called 'X'.

Comment by TomAckroyd, on 9-May-2007 16:41

Look where xkcd put Yahoo and Microsoft:


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