Funny, your timing. Google, Inc. is having some trouble right now. And not just the present Gmail service trouble of the last 48 hours.
And that was kind of why I thinking about your thread. I was wondering what part of Google vs. what part of Yahoo you were referring to? There's a lot more to the two companies than just a mail service.
Anyway, Google, Inc. didn't exactly have a great year last year, earnings not counting. I think Mr. Page put them on a bad course last year when he decided everything Google was going to be used to unseat FaceBook from the top of that mountain. Many of the changes to their products to meet Mr. Page's demand that everything look the same has just made many of the products look ugly as ... The customer backlash was and continues to be mighty fierce. The responses from the Google employees was and continues to be pathetic.
I say Google, Inc. is in trouble, although the shareholders haven't yet felt that bear chasing them, yet.