Long Interview w/Gates:
We have a strategy for competing in the search space that Google dominates today …. It involves breakthrough engineering. We think that the combination with Yahoo would accelerate things in a very exciting way, because they do have great engineers, they have done a lot of great work. So, if you combine their work and our work, the speed at which you can innovate and get things done is just dramatically more rapid.
Innovative engineering doesn’t work by bringing more opinions to the table. This statement by Gates makes no sense.