Google Not Pleased with Microsoft's Yahoo Bid.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Google Not Pleased with Microsoft's Yahoo Bid.

Google is certainly not pleased with Microsoft's bid for Yahoo.This is what the search giant had to say about the bid on it's official Blog:



So Microsoft's hostile bid for Yahoo! raises troubling questions. This is about more than simply a financial transaction, one company taking over another. It's about preserving the underlying principles of the Internet: openness and innovation.

Could Microsoft now attempt to exert the same sort of inappropriate and illegal influence over the Internet that it did with the PC? While the Internet rewards competitive innovation, Microsoft has frequently sought to establish proprietary monopolies -- and then leverage its dominance into new, adjacent markets.


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This hostile bid was announced on Friday, so there is plenty of time for these questions to be thoroughly addressed. We take Internet openness, choice and innovation seriously. They are the core of our culture. We believe that the interests of Internet users come first -- and should come first -- as the merits of this proposed acquisition are examined and alternatives explored.


Google certainly does not want Yahoo to join forces with Microsoft.............

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