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.