Steve Ballmer: "We Will Continue To Improve Search Relevance..."

So according to several news Steve Ballmer has withdrawn the Microsoft offer to acquire Yahoo. Still not sure if this is really true or just some old school game. Well ... not a bad decision. Yahoo is in my eyes nothing more than a massive amount of Yahoo Mail accounts and some decent traffic portals, which are built to recycle traffic throughout their network.

Maybe a little too harsh, (Yahoo has some great products) but I am still astonished that I used to spend over $100k/year with Yahoo and after canceling the account not a single person called me up and asked why I stopped advertising on their portal.

Anyways: Google is so far the winner and Steve Ballmer's words "We will contintue to improve search results..."  sound like a big joke to me. Just one example:

Results for "apartments" on Live.com

1. www.apartments.com

2. www.apartments.com/wgntv

3. living.apartments.com

4. forrent.com

5. atlanta.apartments.com

6. huntsville.apartments.com

7. milwaukee.apartments.com

8. www.rent.com

9.www.press-citizen.apartments.com

10. akron.apartments.com

No. 11-xxx40+ all apartments.com domains in SERPs.