My take on the deal between Yahoo and Google... I don't really see the big deal. Yahoo is basically allowing Google to monetize the search results that Yahoo isn't selling. This is really no different than how the major sites back-fill remnant inventory with ad network inventory.
Let's call this remnant search.
I know the hullabaloo is all around the fact that Google and Yahoo make strange bedfellows, but worse deals have been made in the market before. I think if Yahoo tried to integrate more of Google into their platform, there would be something to worry about but at this level I don't see the problem.
Am I missing something here?