Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Jul 2009 12:18 UTC, submitted by REM2000
Internet & Networking The rumours and back-and-forths have been going on for as long as I can remember, but today, the deal was finally announced: Microsoft and Yahoo! have tied the knot - but only strictly related to internet search and advertising. The move is supposed to help both Yahoo! and Microsoft in their competition with Google.
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Double standard
by Moulinneuf on Wed 29th Jul 2009 13:14 UTC
Moulinneuf
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2005-07-06

Funny how when Google did it it was almost put on trial for monopoly behavior and when Microsoft does it it's all fine and ok.

BTW that's how Microsoft usually kill it's competiton partner with it steal other advantage , plus people and technology and leave partner in the dust by claiming they do thing better.

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RE: Double standard
by Isolationist on Wed 29th Jul 2009 13:30 in reply to "Double standard "
Isolationist Member since:
2006-05-28

I hope Yahoo have counted their fingers after that handshake.

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RE: Double standard
by brewmastre on Wed 29th Jul 2009 13:31 in reply to "Double standard "
brewmastre Member since:
2006-08-01

Exactly. I would think this would fall under the category of collusion except that they are not trying to keep it a secret that they two, totally unrelated companies, are coming together to try to harm the market standing of another.

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RE[2]: Double standard
by lemur2 on Wed 29th Jul 2009 13:47 in reply to "RE: Double standard "
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Exactly. I would think this would fall under the category of collusion except that they are not trying to keep it a secret that they two, totally unrelated companies, are coming together to try to harm the market standing of another.


Didn't you know? According to the new US anti-trust investigators, "Microsoft aren't the problem". !

Where are the [sarcasm] tags when you need them?

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