All That Microsoft Buying Google Stuff
from the what's-new? dept
Ah, there goes the press again. It was pretty common knowledge that Microsoft approached Google about the potential of a buyout much earlier this year, and Google said no thanks. However, now that a single reporter from the NY Times found out about it, the press is going nuts with Microsoft wants to buy Google stories. From everything that appears to be going on (and, clearly, I have no idea about the specifics of the discussions), Microsoft has been talking with Google about a whole variety of things for many many months. Every once in a while they bring up the possibility of an acquisition, and every time Google says no. It’s all part of the expected dance. I would have been more surprised if the conversations hadn’t happened than I am that they did.
Comments on “All That Microsoft Buying Google Stuff”
I am also convinced that – even if they are not actively orchestrating them – these rumors are the best to hype the company and push up the price. However, having anti-trust matters in mind, I am wondering if MS would even be allowed to scoop up google. That would give them another monopoly…
Monopoly? I think not...
Actually, MS wouldn’t have a monopoly by any means. Linux and Unix are still available for the public domain.