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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RE: Double standard
by brewmastre on Wed 29th Jul 2009 13:31 UTC 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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RE[3]: Double standard
by Moulinneuf on Wed 29th Jul 2009 14:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Double standard "
Moulinneuf Member since:
2005-07-06

"The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he didn't exist."

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aG9B5.J3Bl1w

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aAgJd1ukypp8

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=ap9hu2Dr07U0

Microsoft is this , very poor , very little , small company who is allowed to do criminal things because other do so and that they would be at a disadvantage
if they did not.

"The greatest trick Microsoft ever pulled was convincing the world that it was harmless and changed it's ways."

Edited 2009-07-29 14:11 UTC

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RE[3]: Double standard
by google_ninja on Wed 29th Jul 2009 19:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Double standard "
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

Microsoft is non existent in the web space outside of hotmail (not counting microsoft.com which is a corporate portal not a service) Between them, google and yahoo own most of the major web properties. Microsoft buying yahoo outright would mean they were in the game, google buying yahoo would remove the last shreds of competition in the advertising and search markets.

MS may have dominated the PC OS market, but they have been thrashing wildly but accomplishing nothing in the web world for years now.

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