Corporate simpering, Google, Microsoft

Google on Microsoft on Yahoo

I note with interest Google’s response to Microsoft’s move on Yahoo:

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.

followed by further lameness:

Could a combination of the two take advantage of a PC software monopoly to unfairly limit the ability of consumers to freely access competitors’ email, IM, and web-based services? Policymakers around the world need to ask these questions — and consumers deserve satisfying answers.

Sorry Google, but I don’t buy it for a minute. You are just sore that Microsoft is going to attempt to create a presence in the internet – for now your personal feifdom. You’re just upset that there is no way on earth anti-trust laws would let you swallow Yahoo, but Microsoft might just get away with it.

I don’t like being put in the position of cheering on Microsoft, but it might take a big dog like that to create some real competition on the interwebs. Tough shit.

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One thought on “Google on Microsoft on Yahoo

  1. I guess they’re afraid that Microsoft will try to make Yahoo more useful and competitive with Google. I wouldn’t worry about that. I’d worry more about Microsoft reverse-engineering any proprietary source code in Google’s various software, repackaging/repatenting this new code as their own, and then stomping them by bundling the new code engine as an “essential” part of whatever comes after the laughable Vista. That’s more the MO of MS when trying to crush perceived competitors. Of course, I’m browsing this using Mozilla, so I know that vestiges of the original typically survive the onslaught of Microsoft competition. They just have to become more innovative, and continue being more innovative, than the gorilla.

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