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[BBC] Microsoft's moves 'threaten net'

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Chief executive Eric Schmidt said that Google was "concerned" about a deal and said it could have implications for the "openness" of the internet.

Last month Microsoft proposed a buyout of Yahoo for $44.6bn, a deal that was rejected by Yahoo's board.

At the time, experts said that the buyout was an attempt by Microsoft to challenge Google's dominance.

"We would be concerned by any kind of acquisition of Yahoo by Microsoft," Mr Schmidt said at a conference in Beijing.

"We would hope that anything they did would be consistent with the openness of the internet, but I doubt it would be."

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7300337.stm
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Oh they're just trying to make M$ look like an evil cooperation... We all know it is, why try and rub it in?
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gas on the fire.
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Oh they're just trying to make M$ look like an evil cooperation... We all know it is, why try and rub it in?
lol cooperation??
SPELLCHECK: corporation VOCAB: cor-por-ation,n. 1. A group of persons granted a state charter legally recognizing them as a separate entity having its own rights, privileges, and liabilities distinct from those of its members. The process of incorporating should be completed with the state's secretary of state or state corporate counsel and usually requires the services of an attorney.
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especially since the altaVista service pack 1 came out!
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Thanks but this has already been posted.
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lol cooperation??
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he accidentally typed in an extra O. his point still got across. ball busting wasn't needed.
    
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he accidentally typed in an extra O. his point still got across. ball busting wasn't needed.
seriously now
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