JagsLive writes with a link to a BetaNews story about a US Senator who is questioning whether the deal between Yahoo and Google was brokered with less than honorable intentions
on Google's part. The advertising deal
came under scrutiny from the Department of Justice
recently for potential antitrust violations. The deal has now been delayed
in order to allow investigators more time for evaluation. Meanwhile, rumors are circulating that Yahoo will cut as much as 20% of its workforce
after an internal memo
from CEO Jerry Yang called for "discipline" and said the company was "getting fit" for the long term. For their part, Google has launched a site endorsing the deal and attempting to smooth the way for its approval
by providing facts and positive reactions from experts.