Well, what exactly do you think Google CEO Eric Schmidt will say when asked about Microsoft â€“ Yahoo deal? A match made in heaven? No way! Of course he will paint a really gloomy picture craftily hidden in powerful words and compelling statistics.
Hereâ€™s an example quoted by Conde Nast Portfolio and posted at AHN.
“It’s an unstable condition. But the theoretical issue is the concentration of Microsoft’s resources and its history, combined with the very large share that it would have in certain applications – like instant messaging and email – that could be used essentially to break the internet and diminish choice.”
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the real reason why Google is helping Yahoo! Itâ€™s not for profit or any vested interests. I know itâ€™s hard to believe but yes itâ€™s really hard to believe! Microhoo deal is a big threat to Google, maybe not in search but in the mobile Internet. So, itâ€™s very likely Google will do anything in its capacity to thwart that deal.
Originally posted on March 17, 2008 @ 11:23 am