Microsoft Crosses a Line

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Jul 10, 2008 1:31 PM EDT; By Michael Arrington
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Until today I've largely been a big supporter of Microsoft's efforts to acquire Yahoo. A couple of days before Microsoft placed its initial $44.6 billion bid for the company, I told Fox Business Channel that a Microsoft merger had to happen to save Yahoo (and I certainly wasn't the first to say this, I just had magnificent timing). Throughout the ups and downs and stupendous drama of the negotiations, I held firm that a deal was in the best interests of both companies. Not because I'm a huge Microsoft fan, but because the health of the Internet requires a competitive search market. Google controls too much market share and too much related search revenue. A counterbalancing force is needed to keep the system healthy. And Microsoft or Yahoo standing alone cannot counter Google.

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Like a bald, fat, chair-throwing ninja moopst 3 1,176 Jul 11, 2008 11:17 AM
Unfortunately not. jezuch 2 1,079 Jul 11, 2008 6:21 AM
I'm shocked by the PR sloppiness here phsolide 0 956 Jul 10, 2008 5:06 PM

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