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Microsoft, Nokia, and What this Means for Yahoo!

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by Eric Franzon

David Amerland, author of Google Semantic Search and speaker at the upcoming Semantic Technology & Business Conference in New York, has given his take on Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s Devices & Services division. In his analysis, he talks about the Semantic Web and how the company that stands to lose the most in this deal is neither Microsoft nor Nokia, but Yahoo!

Amerland posits, “In the semantic web there are specific vectors driving growth that revolve around relevance and the end-user experience. In order to guarantee both you need a means to constantly acquire quality data and control the environment. Apple gets this to the extent that it locks out virtually all third-party providers from its iPhones and iOs, Facebook got it which is why it launched its own app designed to help it take over users’ phones and Google gets it having recently launched Moto X, in addition to the Android environment being present in many third-party phones.”

The post suggests that Yahoo! remains “out in the cold” because unlike these other companies, it lacks a mobile platform that it can control.

Meet David Amerland and hear more about his take on SEO, Search, and the Semantic Web at the upcoming Semantic Technology & Business Conference in NYC, October 2-3, 2013.

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