Sunday, May 28, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Google to Retire the AlphaGo AI Program
Apple is Building AI Chip for iPhone
Chip Industry "Threatened" by Chinese Players
AMD Ryzen AGESA 1.0.0.6 Firmware to Enable Speedy Memory Clocks
Nvidia Introduces the GeForce MX150 For Laptops
Intel Dominates the Enterprise SSD Market
NVIDIA Introduces New GeForce GTX Battlebox
TSMC is Already Testing 7nm Chips, Coming Next Year
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Google ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, February 04, 2008
Google Fires Back at Microsoft's Bid to Acquire Yahoo


Google fired back on Sunday at Microsoft's bid to acquire Yahoo, accusing Microsoft of seeking to extend its computer software monopoly deeper into the Internet realm.

David Drummond, a Google chief legal officer, said in a blog post that the combination of Microsoft and Yahoo could undermine competition on the Web and called on policy makers to challenge the combination.

"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," Drummond said.

Drummond also argued that Microsoft's power stems from decades- old monopolies in Windows -- the software operating system used to control most personal computers -- and Internet Explorer, which is the dominant browser consumers used to view the Web. Microsoft's proposed merger with Yahoo would combine the No. 1 and No. 2 suppliers of Web-based e-mail, instant messaging and portals, which act as starting points for hundreds of millions of users seeking information on the Web.

"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?" Drummond said in Google's blog.

Microsoft responded to Google's arguments by saying that a merger with Yahoo would create a "compelling number two competitor for Internet search and online advertising" to market leader Google.

"The alternative scenarios only lead to less competition on the Internet," Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith said in a statement.

Microsoft also said that Google has amassed about 75 percent of paid search revenues worldwide, adding that Microsoft and Yahoo! on the other hand have roughly 30 percent combined in the U.S. and approximately 10 percent combined in Europe.

"Microsoft is committed to openness, innovation, and the protection of privacy on the Internet. We believe that the combination of Microsoft and Yahoo! will advance these goals,"Microsoft added.

U.S. and European antitrust regulators aren't likely to prevent Microsoft from buying Yahoo, according to analysts. The main reason is the fact that Google is already dominating in Adv business, after he acquisition of DoubleClick.

Yahoo to Consider a Google Alliance?

At the same time, Reuters reported on Sunday that Yahoo would consider a business alliance with Google as one way to rebuff a $44.6 billion takeover proposal by Microsoft, citing a source familiar with Yahoo's strategy.

"Yahoo management is considering revisiting talks it held with Google several months ago on an alliance as an alternative to Microsoft's bid," that source said. "At $31 a share, Yahoo believes the bid undervalues the company," two sources said.

Officially, Yahoo claims that absolutely no decisions have been made until now.

The Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site on Sunday that Google's chief executive Eric Schmidt called Yahoo's chief executive Jerry Yang to offer his company's help in any effort to thwart Microsoft's bid.


Previous
Next
Cheaper Xbox 360 Coming in Japan        All News        Plasma Panel Shipments to Record Levels in Q4 '07
Windows Vista Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2008 Released to Manufacturing     General Computing News      Microsoft to Buy Yahoo?

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Microsoft's Beam Streaming Service Becomes "Mixer"
Google To Employ Machine Learning To Ad Analytics
Google Dedicates Second Day of Google I/O on Daydream, Tango, and Developer tools for VR and AR
Google I/O: Google Digital Assistant Coming to iPhone, Android O, Android Go, New TPU and VR
Google to Bring Digital Assistant To Third-party Hardware, Including the iPhone
Google Becomes More Flexible When it Comes to Banning Adsense Publishers
New Google Pixel Phone Could By Made By LG
Google Buys Successful VR Game Studio Owlchemy Labs
BUILD 2017: Microsoft Announces New Tools and Services to Help Developers Build More Intelligent Apps
Google Tightens OAuth Rules to Block Phishing
Microsoft's Nadella Hints On A Possible Surface Phone
Google to Pay $334 million to Settle Italy Tax Dispute

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .